Venom originated as an alien parasite called Symbiote. Over many host lives, characters carry a multitude of different roles in comics. Though often known as Spider-Man’s number one enemy, Venom once side by side with superheroes to fight the Carnage monster. But no matter which side it is, the violent nature amplified by Symbiote has not changed at all. The movie, which is about to debut with starring Tom Hardy, will also show Venom as a hero.