Preemptive damage control or brutal honesty? It’s difficult to tell exactly what was going through the mind of Tom Hardy, who stars as lead character Eddie Brock in upcoming antihero film Venom, in a recent interview with ComicsExplained:

When the Mad Max: Fury Road and Dark Knight Rises actor was asked what his favorite scenes in the film were to add, Hardy said the following: “Things that aren’t in this movie. 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.”

Those who fear the actor’s dissatisfaction with which scenes made the final cut are indicative of his displeasure with the film might not have reason to jump off the Venom ship just yet, however. In an interview with Vanity Fair about the filming process of the critically acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road, Hardy had this to say:

“I have to apologize to you because I got frustrated and there is no way that George could have explained what he conceived in the sand while we were out there [filming]. And because of the due diligence that was required to make everything safe and to make everything that was incredibly complex so simple—which is what I saw—which is a relentless barrage of complexities simplified in a fairly linear story . . . I knew [Miller] was brilliant, but I didn’t know how brilliant until I saw it.”

Although early Rotten Tomatoes scores of Venom are fairly low, those with positive reviews seem to suggest Venom might be different enough from the typical superhero fare to warrant a watch.

Venom hits theaters on Friday, October 5th.