First Look: Paul Bettany as Michael in Scott Stewart's Legion
When the last angel falls, the fight for mankind begins. Out of all the movies on the line-up at Comic-Con, there was only one that I found that I had never heard of before - Legion. It has an impressive cast - Dennis Quaid, Paul Bettany, Doug Jones, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Durand, Kate Walsh - and is directed by first-time feature filmmaker Scott Stewart, a former visual effects artist from The Orphanage (which shut down last year). It seems like it could be awesome, but we haven't seen anything yet. However, thanks to Maximum PC, we have our first look at a banner from Comic-Con and it looks exactly as I expected it would - badass!
Having lost faith in the human race, a legion of angels descend to Earth to bring about the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael himself (Paul Bettany). I have a feeling this is going to be one of those very stylized, highly visual movies that involves a lot of CGI. But considering it's coming from a former CGI artist, it'll look incredible, and this first look proves that. I mean, just seeing Paul Bettany as angel is awesome. But as the Archangel Michael with a knife and an MP5, now that is badass! The official website also just launched: legionmovie.com.