Watch Tom Hardy Getting Into Shape for 'Venom'

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If you've seen WarriorBronson (opens in new tab)The Dark Knight Rises, or pretty much anything Tom Hardy (opens in new tab)'s been in, you know that the man is no stranger to bulking up for a role.

The latest film to demand such a transformation is Venom (opens in new tab), the sort-of-Marvel-spin-off that will see Hardy play one of Spiderman's most iconic villains, only in a film without Spiderman.

Filming is currently underway in Atlanta, and Hardy has been training up to five times a week (and sometimes twice a day) in MMA to prepare for the role, as his trainers, Nathan Jones and Mark Mene, shared below.

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If that hasn't persuaded you, here's another of Hardy himself. Please enjoy:

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Venom is set to be released on October 5th 2018.