Tom Hardy’s Stopped Fighting The Symbiote In Venom Poster Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock surrenders to the power of the symbiote in the new teaser poster for Venom. Venom will be the first appearance for the comic villain since his ill-fated live-action debut in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Raimi famously tried to resist using the character since he didn’t understand the appeal of Venom, but eventually gave into producer demands.