Hideo Kojima Connects Furiosa to Metal Gear Solid

George Miller’s latest film, Furiosa, has managed to impress audiences worldwide, including the famed video game creator, Hideo Kojima, who is the mind behind the notable Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding. Kojima recently expressed his fondness for the film on social media, particularly highlighting the performance of actors Charlee Fraser and Tom Burke, seeing a striking similarity between Burke’s character and his own Metal Gear Solid franchise’s iconic character, Snake.

Kojima and Miller’s Connections

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Kojima’s connection to Miller extends beyond just fandom. The two have a friendship that has even influenced their creative works. Miller’s likeness will be featured in a character in Kojima’s much-awaited sequel, Death Stranding 2.

Kojima’s Fondness for Furiosa

Kojima, in a recent post, enthusiastically revealed his admiration for the film’s new characters, especially singling out Fraser and Burke’s performances as Furiosa’s mother and mentor. After re-watching the film, he praised their performances as “sure to be a breakout hit”.

Despite the noteworthy performances, it was Burke’s Praetorian Jack’s outlook that instantaneously caught Kojima’s attention. He perceived a striking resemblance between his character and Metal Gear Solid’s protagonist, Snake.

Character Connection between Furiosa and Metal Gear Solid

Parallel to Kojima, Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series is not a singular character but exhibits a similarity in different incarnations, all being some version — cloned or disguised — of the protagonist from Metal Gear Solid 3, Naked Snake. Kojima’s assertion of Burke’s Praetorian Jack having some resemblance to Snake finds support when Burke himself agreed to the same.

During an encounter at a social gathering, Burke affirmed that the crew on the first day of shooting had pointed out his striking resemblance to Snake. Kojima’s tweet’s sentiment resonated by stating, “I could only see him as Snake.”

Furiosa’s Plot and Star-studded Cast

Furiosa is a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, setting its storyline 15-20 years before the happenings on Fury Road. Anya Taylor-Joy dons the role of Furiosa, originally performed by Charlize Theron. The film chronicles young Furiosa’s life’s turmoil as she is taken from the Green Place of Many Mothers, eventually falling into the hands of the Warlord Dementus and his Biker Horde.

The movie also showcases an impressive ensemble cast including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Alyla Browne, Quaden Bayles, Daniel Webber, John Howard, Angus Sampson, Charlee Fraser, Nathan Jones, and Lachy Hulme. It’s currently available in theaters.

Wrapping Up

Furiosa, with its engrossing plot and captivating performances, has indeed made a fan out of Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima. The game creator’s enthusiasm for the film, especially towards Tom Burke’s character and its resemblance to Kojima’s own creation, Snake, demonstrates the overlap between different mediums of storytelling, whether it be video games or movies. To experience the latest in entertainment, visit HitPlay.

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