Tom Hardy has revealed that his favourite 40 minutes of footage from new movie ‘Venom’ were actually cut from the movie.

When asked "What was your favourite scene to film?" by ComicsExplained, he answered: "Things that aren’t in this movie."

The actor continued: "There are, like, 30 to 40 minutes' worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie... all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. You know what I mean? They just never made it in."

Rumours suggested that violent scenes were cut from the film to ensure a PG-13 rating in the US, but executive producer Matt Tolmach denied this was the case. He told "There isn't some phantom version of the movie.

"Everyone is asking us that. Is there an R-rated cut sitting there? There isn't."

"We only ever talked about this movie as being PG-13," director Ruben Fleisher added.

"What I've said in the past is that we wanted to push the violence to the hilt. The Dark Knight was always a huge reference point for me, personally, just as far as how far you could take a PG-13."

"I'm proud to say [that what] I think I accomplished was to take it to the full limit," he continued. "I feel like we don't compromise Venom in any real way. He's as aggressive as fans could possibly hope for, I think."

‘Venom’ follows investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Hardy). Brock becomes a host to an evil alien symbiote which transforms him into a monstrous supervillain.

You can read our review for the movie here.

We also chatted to Tom Hardy, alongside his co-star Riz Ahmed, ahead of the movie release about MMA, how the actors met, and Hardy’s love of dogs.