A few months ago a picture emerged from the set of Avengers: Infinity War of Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange being attacked by a man that looked an awful lot like our Nidge, aka Love/Hate's Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

The Dundrum native has now confirmed the news to the Second Captains lads on RTE Radio 1 - when asked if he was in the blockbuster movie he said, "I am. But it's like I'm one of those ones where you go into a sentence to say something about it and hope you have a job at the end of the sentence.

"You sign so many documents and waivers and people ask you about it and you have to give the generic and boring, 'I can't say too much about it'.

"But I am doing it and it's really amazing and an amazing thing to be part of."

The 40-year-old actor confirmed he is playing a villain and it's rumoured to be Ebony Maw, a member of Thanos' Black Order, who has the ability to control the minds of others.

Tom also revealed that he was subject to quite a few background checks before he landed the role in the big budget franchise to make sure he wouldn't leak anything: "With social media there's so much potential for leaks so [Marvel] understandably want to micro-manage things and make sure it goes out when they are ready.

"They didn't know me, so when I went over they were meeting me for the first time.

"They do background checks to make sure you're not a white supremacist and they're not hiring someone with weird baggage."

You can also see Tom soon in upcoming Irish movie Maze while Avengers: Infinity War will be released on April 27, 2018.