Those following the career of Paul Bettany might be wondering whatever happened to the man who stared into the dark abyss of our souls in Gangster Number One all those years ago.

He established himself instantly with his portrayal of a young Malcolm McDowell in Paul McGuigan’s film, and while he has dipped his toes in the rom com pool occasionally, he has often looked to distance himself from the mainstream and in taking roles such as Priest he is doing just that.

Since his last film Legion took an Icarusian plunge from favour at the box office, he remains undaunted and has reunited with director Scott Stewart for this new film which is currently shooting.

Take a look here for a brief history of the film Preist, along with the very first shots of Paul Bettany in character, and then scroll down for more on set shots of the man of bloodied cloth.

These came crashing into our consciousness by the divine duo of Just Jared and MovieWeb. Bow down in thanks.