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The ExCel Exhibition Centre, London

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 2018


DAVID HAYTER (Voice Actor: Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars: The Old Republic / Screenwriter: X-Men, Watchmen)

DAVID HAYTER is a man with a impressive resume across many disciplines in performance, from acting, screenwriting and voice-acting work from the age of 9, moving to Hollywood at 20.

Hayter did some live acting in the early 1990s, but became interested in voice acting after acting in an episode of the sitcom MAJOR DAD, and later landed the role of Captain America in the popular 1994 SPIDER-MAN animated series. In 1998, Hayter voiced protagonist Solid Snake in the highly successful video game METAL GEAR SOLID; he would reprise the role in METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY, METAL GEAR SOLID: THE TWIN SNAKES (a remake of the original), SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL and METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS (where the character appears in aged form as Old Snake). Hayter also voiced Naked Snake, a young version of Solid Snake’s “father” Big Boss, who serves as the protagonist in METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER, METAL GEAR SOLID: PORTABLE OPS and METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER, which were prequels set prior to the events of the original Metal Gear. Hayter has an extended live-action cameo as himself in METAL GEAR SOLID 4 in one of the fictional TV programs prior to the start of the game. In the scene, he wears the “Solid Eye”, the technologically advanced eye patch that Old Snake wears throughout the game.

Phew! Okay, that’s enough METAL GEAR SOLID for a spell, yeah?

In 2000 he wrote the screenplay for the movie version of X-MEN, and then went on to co-write the screenplay for its sequel X-2 with writing team Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. Hayter also wrote an adaptation of the graphic novel WATCHMEN by Alan Moore and David Gibbons. Noted for being a harsh critic of translations of his works to film, Moore said of the script “David Hayter’s screenplay was as close as I could imagine anyone getting to [a film version of] WATCHMEN.” Rare praise, indeed.

Hayter has a number of recent projects he can talk about with his UK fans, including his recent appearance as King Shark in THE FLASH, and his writing of an upcoming VOLTRON live-action film – expect this to be discussed throughout the entire weekend of MCM Comic Con London Summer Edition – find all the information about Hayter’s signings and panels on our own dedicated Event Page for the show!

Bio: Wikipedia (edited)

MCM COMIC CON LONDON is the flagship event of the many shows that fall under the MCM Comic Expo umbrella, a portfolio of successful shows recently taken over by international convention behemoth, ReedPOP. This new partnership promises to raise the profile, experience and available talent pool for the MCM shows in the UK..

“MCM Comic Con events are the UK and Ireland’s and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television, Gadgets, Clothing and Toys.

MCM aim to put on the best consumer shows for the modern pop-culture market. Our show floors are packed full of activity from live eSports matches and cosplay celebrations to experiential opportunities inspired by the movies and brand new releases of your favourite games to play.

On top of all that we have the awesome Comic Village area for independent comic artists, VidFest for upcoming YouTube stars, PopAsia to revel in all things Asian inspired and Memorabilia, our collector haven. Our theatres also play host to exclusive screenings and panels of special guests, all whom take part in photograph sessions and signings throughout the weekend.

MCM Comic Con is THE destination event to celebrate all things pop-culture, it is not to be missed by any geek, nerd, cosplayer, or fan boy and girl!”

FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST HEADLINES AND UPDATES FOR THIS CONVENTION ON ITS DEDICATED AEISD PAGE: http://www.anenglishmaninsandiego.com/event/mcm-comic-con-london-2018-summer-edition

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