Tom Hardy confirms Lethal Protector story arc for Sony’s Venom movie. During Sony’s panel at Brazil’s CCXP Comic Con Experience, via a prerecorded message, Tom Hardy who portrays Eddie Brock aka Venom, detailed his passion for the role and confirmed that the Venom movie will release upon the Lethal Protector miniseries. Given the plot elements surrounding the Life Foundation, many are now speculating as to whether a certain event involving the symbiote will lead to the creation and origin of Carnage.