FIRST LOOK

First Look: Paul Bettany as Michael in Scott Stewart's Legion

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July 21, 2009
Source: Maximum PC

Paul Bettany in 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!

Legion Poster at Comic-Con

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.

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Reader Feedback - 26 Comments

1

LOL @ the Gun

Fc on Jul 21, 2009

2

WTF an angel needs a gun? The angels in Super Natural are how they should be.

ocp on Jul 21, 2009

3

who would fuck with an angel not to mention one with a gun LOL

nelson on Jul 21, 2009

4

Wow, this looks really promising, can you imagine it? I am way looking forward to this!

Richard on Jul 21, 2009

5

hardcore!! love the gun + knife!

Janika on Jul 21, 2009

6

pretty cool.

Xerxex on Jul 21, 2009

7

Badly shooped in gun appearing on Photoshop Disasters in 3.. 2.. Seriously, if you're going to make your banner 30 feet tall, get someone other than your brother Larry's kid who knows them computers to edit the thing. I know badly 'shopped posters are pretty much the norm these days, but that's just jarring.

ChrisL on Jul 21, 2009

8

ya im sure both the knife and the gun were shopped in. gun for sure. but w/e this does look like it could be very good

lego on Jul 21, 2009

9

Too bad its an MP5, idiot.

Name on Jul 21, 2009

10

because of that gun this poster is totally a "Moon Raper". maybe the movie will be sweet, but this poster is unbelievably cheesy.

DoomCanoe on Jul 21, 2009

11

I didn't know movie posters could "jump the shark". Movie sounds alright, nice cast and a story with angels and apocalypse...I'll give it a shot until a teaser or trailer shows me more shark jumping.

Tether on Jul 21, 2009

12

shoulda had him looking down, dark red light, and holding a shotty on his shoulder instead. and a sword/katana

lego on Jul 21, 2009

13

@ #2 right? Castiel just needs to tap you in the forehead to send your ass to hell, or heaven.

Alexandra on Jul 21, 2009

14

I think this sounds promising. It will be interesting to see what kind of attention Bettany gets as Darwin in Creation....he could very well be a bigger star by the time this is released. He certainly is not afraid of stirring up Christian controversy!

Demeter on Jul 21, 2009

15

My interests have peaked...

PJH on Jul 21, 2009

16

Can you imagine this guy flying around shooting his gun at stuff? That'd be a pretty funny sight. An angel with a fucking machine gun?!?! hilarious!

In_rainbows on Jul 21, 2009

17

An archangel with a knife and a gun??

Robbie on Jul 22, 2009

18

If he really wanted to be a badass he'd run around with an M-240B. There isn't much you can't get done while one arming a 240B.

Ariel on Jul 22, 2009

19

has no one seen the movie Gabriel? been there done that. next!

that guy on Jul 22, 2009

20

This is going to be awesome!

Brandon on Jul 22, 2009

21

Has my attention.............

SHANEDAV on Jul 22, 2009

22

Fuck this movie and fuck Scott Stewart. The Archangel needs a gun? Stupid shit.

Jaded Orphan on Jul 22, 2009

23

Oh my god, i think paul rules.. he´s hot handsome and.. everything else... i hope see the movie soon XOXO

Monie on Jul 22, 2009

24

did anyone think that could be Ruby's knife is he goin 2 kill some demons

Walker on Jul 23, 2009

25

Michael does use a sword but just once. At the end of the movie against Gabriel on the cliff... But you don't get a really good look at it, or his knife either gabriel has a knife aswell...

Nineth Gate Knight on Jan 22, 2010

26

I love how these people try to be smartasses about EVERYTHING they see and try to 1-up it no matter how good or bad it may be...the movie wasn't extraordinary but it was worth watching. Pretty cool concept, I just wish Michael (Bettany) would've gone more beastmode and kicked a little more ass...cool movie though

Dakota on Jan 24, 2010

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