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06th Jul 2017

Do these pics reveal Nidge is in the new Avengers movie?

The Love/Hate star could be part of one of the biggest movies of all time.

Rory Cashin

It doesn’t get much bigger than this…

Tom Vaughn-Lawlor is a spectacular actor, but he was on course to be remembered forever only as ‘Nidge’, his dangerous character from much loved Irish crime-drama series Love/Hate.

That may be all about to change however, as pics leaked from the set of Avengers: Infinity War show someone who looks an awful lot like Vaughn-Lawlor/absolutely definitely Vaughn-Lawlor (delete as necessary) in a motion capture suit.

Plus he’s got Doctor Strange (or Benedict Cumberbatch to you and me) pinned to the ground, and appears to be super mad at him for some reason.

You can check out more of the pics here, where the details of the scene are described as: “It’s not immediately clear who the actor in the CGI suit is, but he had dots all over his face, likely to create his character’s look on screen.”

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of pretty much everything we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, with the big bad guy Thanos (played by Josh Brolin) finally getting off his throne to take on The Avengers, the Guardians Of The Galaxy and the other loose ends who have yet to align themselves to anyone in particular.

Where Vaughn-Lawlor slots in to all of this isn’t immediately clear, as (A) we’re not 100% that it is actually him (there’s no word of it on his IMDb page, but he might be keeping it a secret, so who knows), and (B) because of the motion-capture suit, it is pretty much impossible to guess who he could be playing.

We’ll probably find out more closer to the release date, as Avengers: Infinity War doesn’t hit Irish screens until 27 April 2018.

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