For the last 15 years, Bettany has been one of the most consistently brilliant actors working, yet also one of the most ignored.
I’ve seen many articles summarising the state of Paul Bettany’s career, but this one was the first where I could agree on most of what was said.
The author of the piece claims confusion over why Paul did Legion and Priest. It was because he wanted to try the action hero role, having been challenged by a still unnamed person (my best guess is Harrison Ford) that he would never be able to do action. Plus, Scott Stewart was probably a sweetheart with his storyboards and grand vision for the films.