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Tom Hardy has revealed his character in new Marvel film Venom is based on Conor McGregor

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You know you’ve made it when one of the world’s biggest actors is basing a character on you.

Tom Hardy has admitted he has based his new character Venom on Conor McGregor.

The Hollywood star plays the lead role in the highly-anticipated movie.

Speaking to Esquire magazine, Tom said he based the cannibalistic character on three things, but specifically Conor’s fighting skills.

“Woody Allen’s tortured neurosis and all the humour that can come from that. Conor McGregor – the überviolence but not all the talking.

“And Redman out of control, living rent-free in his head.”

The movie will get to Irish cinemas on Friday the 5th October.