Paul Bettany is a Fallen Angel in Legion

British actor Paul Bettany is probably the hardest working man in show business that no one has ever heard of. Well maybe that’ll change with his starring role in the upcoming “Legion”, which has God getting pissy and sending a troop of angels down to Earth to wipe out humankind. Luckily for us, the hardest working man in show business is there to stop them.

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Story follows what happens when God loses faith in humanity and sends his legion of angels to wipe out the human race for the second time. Mankind’s only hope lies in a group of misfits holed up in a diner in the desert who are aided by the archangel Michael (Bettany).

“Legion” will be directed by first-timer Scott Stewart, a former special effects man (he co-founded the special effects company the Orphanage), so you can probably expect a lot of really good special effects as angels clash and “misfits” run for cover.

Shooting commences in March in New Mexico.

Paul Bettany is a Fallen Angel in Legion



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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Not many things sound stupid and sacreligious at the same time, but this does take the blasphemous cake…well, next to “The Da Vinci Code.”

    • sunnyforever

      Do not let truth stand in the way of a good story.

      Michael is God’s right hand person. God is Almighty. Who can thwart him?

      Satan was a former angel. He tried that. Where did that get him. Sounds like he is putting out a press release for future events.

      • Larry

        I have to agree with sunnyforever. It doesn’t make sense that God would send a legion of His angels to extinguish mankind, but allow Michael to help save one person who has the Messiah. (What another Messiah?)

        Now it would have been better to say that the “Legion” was demonic. That would make more sense with Michael conquering Satan again. In the Bible, the possessed man answered Jesus when He asked what his man was. The possessed man answered, “We are Legion, for we are many.”

      • Michael H.

        Satan was the snake that tempted Adam And eve, LUCIFER is whom you are speaking about. Please learn your Theology.

        • Larry

          Forgive me if I’ve confused you. Lucifer and Satan are the same being. Lucifer was his name as an angel before he fell from heaven, and before he thought that he was better than God and would assend to God’s throne and BE God. He was highly thought of and very talented musically apparently and unfortunately his arrogance was seen as unforgivable. His name was changed to Satan by God after his defeat by Michael the Archangel. His being was changed to that of the devil and could no longer live in heaven any longer. As the Bible states, “Satan prowls the earth seeking the ruin of souls.” He doesn’t care about you or me, he only cares about keeping people away from God. I hope this helps.

        • michaela

          u dumbass satan and lucifer are the same thing u need read up on ur theology

          • Larry

            michaela,
            which dumbass are you refering to? I hope not me for I know the difference between Lucifer and Satan.

          • Curious

            Curious for someone to tell me a scripture or combination of scriptures that link the name Lucifer to Satan the Devil?Or that a spirit creature named Lucifer became Satan the Devil?

        • the one

          they are one in the same, you need to brush up on your theology, read the whole bible,or googe it ,either way your comment is uneducated and theologicly wrong

        • Brian Z.

          With all do respect, please learn your religion. The serpent in the garden was Satan. Lucifer was Satan’s angelic name before he fell. Lucifer fell because he would not serve man as god had asked him and the other angels to do. As revenge Satan will forever tempt mankind away from god i.e.the garden of Eden. A note to everyone up here. READ THE BIBLE! Stop buying into the hype that it is not explicit, IT IS! And if you don’t know, don’t post. Making stuff up insults the true believers and makes you sound like you just have an ax to grind. If you hate religion, hate god, that is your free will, but STOP trying to poison the rest of us with these half truths and doubts you spew all over the net! Merry Christmas from a Roman Catholic who took the time to learn about his faith!

          • Richard

            Author: Brian Z.
            Comment:
            With all do respect, please learn your religion. The serpent in the garden was Satan. Lucifer was Satan’s angelic name before he fell. Lucifer fell because he would not serve man as god had asked him and the other angels to do. As revenge Satan will forever tempt mankind away from god i.e.the garden of Eden. A note to everyone up here. READ THE BIBLE! Stop buying into the hype that it is not explicit, IT IS! And if you don’t know, don’t post. Making stuff up insults the true believers and makes you sound like you just have an ax to grind. If you hate religion, hate god, that is your free will, but STOP trying to poison the rest of us with these half truths and doubts you spew all over the net! Merry Christmas from a Roman Catholic who took the time to learn about his faith!

            Trying to impress people by saying, you are a Roman Catholic, you are joking right, have to be.
            Lets Make a list of what Catholics have done and do just a few.

            It is written, Thou shall call no Man Father! What Do You Do?! Huh!
            The Great Inquisition, Catholics Tortured and killed to make people change the Sabbath to Sunday, The Sabbath is on the 7th day Saturday, In Israel they worship on what day ? Saturday!

            Jesus turned the tables over in the Synagogues for what reason, Selling and buying in the Church itself, what are many Catholic Churches doing, as you enter there are tables selling goods. Wow!

            Then the Massive belief a Priest should not get married to be all so Holy, One Man in the entire Bible whom Jesus compared to himself was Who?! Moses, Oh my bad He must have been mistaken, Moses was Married with children, Oh but Priest Like Little Boys, and Nuns don’t go there. So before I would go around bragging about been a Roman Catholic, Look in your religious Mirror and gaze at the reflection of the churches principality. Have a great Christmas

            Saying Allah was Satan was a sarcastic impression of my view of Allah after reading the Koran.

          • curious

            Curious for someone to tell me a scpriture or combination of scrioptures that link the name Lucifer to Satan the Devil?

          • Julio

            Brian z. God is NOT a religion he hates religion … this is a relationship between We and Him (Which is God), so this is not like worshiping God all day and night nah man we can have fun, the bible says that we have too enjoy life :-)

    • Amazed

      U people do know u are talking a bout a Movie. Right!!! Wow u Guys are crazy. Don’t like it, Don’t see it. Its called Common sense.

      • Kirk

        Here we have just a few examples of why we have been at war with those we disagree with since the beginning of mankind.

        Nothing changes. It’s the same old story of: “I’m right, your wrong and if you don’t agree with me you are an idiot.”

        Get a life.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Not many things sound stupid and sacreligious at the same time, but this does take the blasphemous cake…well, next to “The Da Vinci Code.”

    • sunnyforever

      Do not let truth stand in the way of a good story.

      Michael is God’s right hand person. God is Almighty. Who can thwart him?

      Satan was a former angel. He tried that. Where did that get him. Sounds like he is putting out a press release for future events.

      • Larry

        I have to agree with sunnyforever. It doesn’t make sense that God would send a legion of His angels to extinguish mankind, but allow Michael to help save one person who has the Messiah. (What another Messiah?)

        Now it would have been better to say that the “Legion” was demonic. That would make more sense with Michael conquering Satan again. In the Bible, the possessed man answered Jesus when He asked what his man was. The possessed man answered, “We are Legion, for we are many.”

      • Michael H.

        Satan was the snake that tempted Adam And eve, LUCIFER is whom you are speaking about. Please learn your Theology.

        • Larry

          Forgive me if I’ve confused you. Lucifer and Satan are the same being. Lucifer was his name as an angel before he fell from heaven, and before he thought that he was better than God and would assend to God’s throne and BE God. He was highly thought of and very talented musically apparently and unfortunately his arrogance was seen as unforgivable. His name was changed to Satan by God after his defeat by Michael the Archangel. His being was changed to that of the devil and could no longer live in heaven any longer. As the Bible states, “Satan prowls the earth seeking the ruin of souls.” He doesn’t care about you or me, he only cares about keeping people away from God. I hope this helps.

        • michaela

          u dumbass satan and lucifer are the same thing u need read up on ur theology

          • Larry

            michaela,
            which dumbass are you refering to? I hope not me for I know the difference between Lucifer and Satan.

          • Curious

            Curious for someone to tell me a scripture or combination of scriptures that link the name Lucifer to Satan the Devil?Or that a spirit creature named Lucifer became Satan the Devil?

        • the one

          they are one in the same, you need to brush up on your theology, read the whole bible,or googe it ,either way your comment is uneducated and theologicly wrong

        • Brian Z.

          With all do respect, please learn your religion. The serpent in the garden was Satan. Lucifer was Satan’s angelic name before he fell. Lucifer fell because he would not serve man as god had asked him and the other angels to do. As revenge Satan will forever tempt mankind away from god i.e.the garden of Eden. A note to everyone up here. READ THE BIBLE! Stop buying into the hype that it is not explicit, IT IS! And if you don’t know, don’t post. Making stuff up insults the true believers and makes you sound like you just have an ax to grind. If you hate religion, hate god, that is your free will, but STOP trying to poison the rest of us with these half truths and doubts you spew all over the net! Merry Christmas from a Roman Catholic who took the time to learn about his faith!

          • Richard

            Author: Brian Z.
            Comment:
            With all do respect, please learn your religion. The serpent in the garden was Satan. Lucifer was Satan’s angelic name before he fell. Lucifer fell because he would not serve man as god had asked him and the other angels to do. As revenge Satan will forever tempt mankind away from god i.e.the garden of Eden. A note to everyone up here. READ THE BIBLE! Stop buying into the hype that it is not explicit, IT IS! And if you don’t know, don’t post. Making stuff up insults the true believers and makes you sound like you just have an ax to grind. If you hate religion, hate god, that is your free will, but STOP trying to poison the rest of us with these half truths and doubts you spew all over the net! Merry Christmas from a Roman Catholic who took the time to learn about his faith!

            Trying to impress people by saying, you are a Roman Catholic, you are joking right, have to be.
            Lets Make a list of what Catholics have done and do just a few.

            It is written, Thou shall call no Man Father! What Do You Do?! Huh!
            The Great Inquisition, Catholics Tortured and killed to make people change the Sabbath to Sunday, The Sabbath is on the 7th day Saturday, In Israel they worship on what day ? Saturday!

            Jesus turned the tables over in the Synagogues for what reason, Selling and buying in the Church itself, what are many Catholic Churches doing, as you enter there are tables selling goods. Wow!

            Then the Massive belief a Priest should not get married to be all so Holy, One Man in the entire Bible whom Jesus compared to himself was Who?! Moses, Oh my bad He must have been mistaken, Moses was Married with children, Oh but Priest Like Little Boys, and Nuns don’t go there. So before I would go around bragging about been a Roman Catholic, Look in your religious Mirror and gaze at the reflection of the churches principality. Have a great Christmas

            Saying Allah was Satan was a sarcastic impression of my view of Allah after reading the Koran.

          • curious

            Curious for someone to tell me a scpriture or combination of scrioptures that link the name Lucifer to Satan the Devil?

          • Julio

            Brian z. God is NOT a religion he hates religion … this is a relationship between We and Him (Which is God), so this is not like worshiping God all day and night nah man we can have fun, the bible says that we have too enjoy life :-)

    • Amazed

      U people do know u are talking a bout a Movie. Right!!! Wow u Guys are crazy. Don’t like it, Don’t see it. Its called Common sense.

      • Kirk

        Here we have just a few examples of why we have been at war with those we disagree with since the beginning of mankind.

        Nothing changes. It’s the same old story of: “I’m right, your wrong and if you don’t agree with me you are an idiot.”

        Get a life.

  • melissa valencia

    Where in Santa fe are you shooting? I was really interested in being an extra for the movie. Thanx Melissa

  • melissa valencia

    Where in Santa fe are you shooting? I was really interested in being an extra for the movie. Thanx Melissa

  • Lu

    Legion’s opening scene will begin shooting tomorrow night in an old warehouse in downtown Albuquerque. My job for the past 10 years has been/is in this warehouse. The movie folks, set designers, electricians, etc. showed up and it’s hard for us ‘civilians’ to get anything done. This is just too exciting! We may well only be seeing stunt men rappelling thru skylights and doors being blown apart. These behind-the-scenes people are an amazingly talented bunch, friendly and polite. The actors are nobody without these people.

    • Miles

      thank you. i did sound for legion and i hope it ends up being really cool.

  • Lu

    Legion’s opening scene will begin shooting tomorrow night in an old warehouse in downtown Albuquerque. My job for the past 10 years has been/is in this warehouse. The movie folks, set designers, electricians, etc. showed up and it’s hard for us ‘civilians’ to get anything done. This is just too exciting! We may well only be seeing stunt men rappelling thru skylights and doors being blown apart. These behind-the-scenes people are an amazingly talented bunch, friendly and polite. The actors are nobody without these people.

    • Miles

      thank you. i did sound for legion and i hope it ends up being really cool.

  • JW

    This movie is all twisted and to the point of being blasphemous. It is shameful that the makers of this movie would depict God’s angels as the bad guys. Legion, if you read the Bible, is one reference to the demonic angels, Luke 8:30. To use this as a description of God’s angels in the context of God’s judgement upon humankind is unspeakable. It seems that picture after picture is being produced with some sort of demonic/satanic theme. Vampires and the like that are being depicted as the good guys and God’s own angels now being depicted as the bad guys.

    Hopefully the public will wake up an not allow ourselves and our children to honor such trash with our dollars and maybe, the producers will wake up and repent of this shame.

    JW

    • bobotet

      or maybe it will make money and people will beging to realize its just a movie and satan doesnt have some evil movie making plot to take over the world

      • 3rdkage

        hahahahahahahahahahahha that was funny. =]

    • carlos colon

      shut up, not everyone believes in the same crap you do so be quiet.

      • Jimmie JimShaRu

        Wow, that’s a brilliant retort. When you don’t agree with someone, tell them to shut up. Clever.

        Perhaps people are concerned about their faith being exploited for financial gain by someone who wants to denigrate their beliefs. I imagine if some did the same to something you cared about, you might be offended as well. Then again, maybe not, as I doubt you have any principles at all.

    • Disciple

      I agree. Gabriel being wicked and God getting “fed up” with mankind? It’s honestly a poorly thought out plot with some extreme contridictions and distortions of truth. Christ died and was ressurrected to REDEEM mankind. Its makes no sense for God to suddenly say “wait, I changed my mind. Gabe, go kill the creation I love dearly because they upset me.” Then we have a baby from a mother (no dad of course) and a band of crass misfits. Not to mention the would be hero, Michael, the archangel (God’s go-to Angel) willingly disobeying the Almighty to defend a child who will supposedly save us. You don’t even have to know the Bible to see this plot is totally backwards. God would not kill off man and start anew. That negates the purpose of redemption through Christ. Stripped down, this movie is essentially a man vs God scenario, already a sickinging plot considering its satan who hates us and God who loves and protects us. Much as I like the actors, i will not watch this and I won’t support any type of media that paints God out to be a bad guy. That IS blasphemy.

      • dave

        just a couple of points id like to make…… a line from a movie whos title i cant remember “more people have died in the name of god than anything else” i think is the quote……. nothing could be more true…… nothing else makes the human race fight faster than god. my next point happens to be in the form of a questions, where was god on 9/11?, where was god when katrina hit?, why doesnt god help homeless ppl who go to church in my town?, frankly the saying “god doesnt give us more than we can handle” doesnt make sense. god must feel that hurricanes and thousands of ppl getting killed in terrorist attacks arent too much for us……..where is your god now? im tired of hearing ppl in my church who gave half of their checks last year getting turned down for canned food while our pastor drives a lexus…… religion isnt the problem its the half wit “know it alls” who feel the need to make their point by blaming the devil when they themselves have screwed something up. god is good ill agree with that but the organization of religion has killed so many ppl and all accountability is left to the wind with no one ever being made to take responsibility for their own actions against their own ppl. ORGANIZED religion is the cancer of the world……we all need to take a step back and practice self control and love god and jesus on our own, not make ppl do it with us. anymore “religious” ppl are basically like drug dealers telling us “this is the best stuff ever” when all it will ever do is hurt us in the end…………

        • moses

          dude… this message is totally contradictory! if you want to badmouth christianity or someone’s religion… get your ideas straight at least… You cannot blame God for the faults of mankind and then say that He is good. Then you continue to rant about how God isn’t around when disaster or misfortune strikes. God lets misfortune occur. He does not create it. We are sinners. Unrighteous and unworthy. God cannot be around sin. That is where the separation between man and God occurs. We bring disaster upon ourselves. And if you would open your eyes to the many who call upon God in times of trouble, you would realize that the Lord of Heaven can turn bad into good and misfortune into blessing.

          • ulik

            Letting something bad happen knowing it is bad is just as bad as doing it.

        • carter

          I know that a main problem people have with Christianity is the fact that there is suffering in the world. They think that a loving God could not possibly allow all of the evil and pain in the world. Say that I was talking to someone who is pro abortion. Would they like to see a law passed that banned abortion? They would say no. If I asked why, they would probably say that we should have the freedom to choose abortion or not. So would this person say that free choice is a good thing? They would. And doesn’t the concept of free choice contain the possibility to choose evil? If we have free choice but cannot choose evil, what is free about it? Even though God is all powerful, raw power cannot give us true moral freedom without the possibility of evil. It is a contradiction. Having the ability to choose good or evil is a good thing that God has given us. While evil is not good, the ability to choose is. So although God does not like to see us suffer, He gives us the ability to choose evil because that choice is a good thing. And saying that more people have died in the name of God over anything else is a hasty generalization. What about the dictators of the 20th century? Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, these men killed millions and it wasn’t in the name of God.

  • JW

    This movie is all twisted and to the point of being blasphemous. It is shameful that the makers of this movie would depict God’s angels as the bad guys. Legion, if you read the Bible, is one reference to the demonic angels, Luke 8:30. To use this as a description of God’s angels in the context of God’s judgement upon humankind is unspeakable. It seems that picture after picture is being produced with some sort of demonic/satanic theme. Vampires and the like that are being depicted as the good guys and God’s own angels now being depicted as the bad guys.

    Hopefully the public will wake up an not allow ourselves and our children to honor such trash with our dollars and maybe, the producers will wake up and repent of this shame.

    JW

    • bobotet

      or maybe it will make money and people will beging to realize its just a movie and satan doesnt have some evil movie making plot to take over the world

      • 3rdkage

        hahahahahahahahahahahha that was funny. =]

    • carlos colon

      shut up, not everyone believes in the same crap you do so be quiet.

      • http://n/a Jimmie JimShaRu

        Wow, that’s a brilliant retort. When you don’t agree with someone, tell them to shut up. Clever.

        Perhaps people are concerned about their faith being exploited for financial gain by someone who wants to denigrate their beliefs. I imagine if some did the same to something you cared about, you might be offended as well. Then again, maybe not, as I doubt you have any principles at all.

    • Disciple

      I agree. Gabriel being wicked and God getting “fed up” with mankind? It’s honestly a poorly thought out plot with some extreme contridictions and distortions of truth. Christ died and was ressurrected to REDEEM mankind. Its makes no sense for God to suddenly say “wait, I changed my mind. Gabe, go kill the creation I love dearly because they upset me.” Then we have a baby from a mother (no dad of course) and a band of crass misfits. Not to mention the would be hero, Michael, the archangel (God’s go-to Angel) willingly disobeying the Almighty to defend a child who will supposedly save us. You don’t even have to know the Bible to see this plot is totally backwards. God would not kill off man and start anew. That negates the purpose of redemption through Christ. Stripped down, this movie is essentially a man vs God scenario, already a sickinging plot considering its satan who hates us and God who loves and protects us. Much as I like the actors, i will not watch this and I won’t support any type of media that paints God out to be a bad guy. That IS blasphemy.

      • dave

        just a couple of points id like to make…… a line from a movie whos title i cant remember “more people have died in the name of god than anything else” i think is the quote……. nothing could be more true…… nothing else makes the human race fight faster than god. my next point happens to be in the form of a questions, where was god on 9/11?, where was god when katrina hit?, why doesnt god help homeless ppl who go to church in my town?, frankly the saying “god doesnt give us more than we can handle” doesnt make sense. god must feel that hurricanes and thousands of ppl getting killed in terrorist attacks arent too much for us……..where is your god now? im tired of hearing ppl in my church who gave half of their checks last year getting turned down for canned food while our pastor drives a lexus…… religion isnt the problem its the half wit “know it alls” who feel the need to make their point by blaming the devil when they themselves have screwed something up. god is good ill agree with that but the organization of religion has killed so many ppl and all accountability is left to the wind with no one ever being made to take responsibility for their own actions against their own ppl. ORGANIZED religion is the cancer of the world……we all need to take a step back and practice self control and love god and jesus on our own, not make ppl do it with us. anymore “religious” ppl are basically like drug dealers telling us “this is the best stuff ever” when all it will ever do is hurt us in the end…………

        • moses

          dude… this message is totally contradictory! if you want to badmouth christianity or someone’s religion… get your ideas straight at least… You cannot blame God for the faults of mankind and then say that He is good. Then you continue to rant about how God isn’t around when disaster or misfortune strikes. God lets misfortune occur. He does not create it. We are sinners. Unrighteous and unworthy. God cannot be around sin. That is where the separation between man and God occurs. We bring disaster upon ourselves. And if you would open your eyes to the many who call upon God in times of trouble, you would realize that the Lord of Heaven can turn bad into good and misfortune into blessing.

          • ulik

            Letting something bad happen knowing it is bad is just as bad as doing it.

        • carter

          I know that a main problem people have with Christianity is the fact that there is suffering in the world. They think that a loving God could not possibly allow all of the evil and pain in the world. Say that I was talking to someone who is pro abortion. Would they like to see a law passed that banned abortion? They would say no. If I asked why, they would probably say that we should have the freedom to choose abortion or not. So would this person say that free choice is a good thing? They would. And doesn’t the concept of free choice contain the possibility to choose evil? If we have free choice but cannot choose evil, what is free about it? Even though God is all powerful, raw power cannot give us true moral freedom without the possibility of evil. It is a contradiction. Having the ability to choose good or evil is a good thing that God has given us. While evil is not good, the ability to choose is. So although God does not like to see us suffer, He gives us the ability to choose evil because that choice is a good thing. And saying that more people have died in the name of God over anything else is a hasty generalization. What about the dictators of the 20th century? Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, these men killed millions and it wasn’t in the name of God.

  • JW

    Another issue is, why would another Messiah be depicted? Jesus is the Messiah, his mother was already Mary. The more I think of this, producers and crew are you so interested in making a buck that you would allow yourselves to be a part of this. The leadership of this venture has to be questioned and appears to be immature. This is past blasphemous, it is just plain childish, as in spiritually challenged, foolish, and silly. The story line and plot does has to be repulsive to any decent person. Who is your audience? Who ever it is, you should be ashamed to present this story to them. God is forgiving and loves you and has already sent His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord, to save the world, including you and me.

    JW

  • JW

    Another issue is, why would another Messiah be depicted? Jesus is the Messiah, his mother was already Mary. The more I think of this, producers and crew are you so interested in making a buck that you would allow yourselves to be a part of this. The leadership of this venture has to be questioned and appears to be immature. This is past blasphemous, it is just plain childish, as in spiritually challenged, foolish, and silly. The story line and plot does has to be repulsive to any decent person. Who is your audience? Who ever it is, you should be ashamed to present this story to them. God is forgiving and loves you and has already sent His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord, to save the world, including you and me.

    JW