Today at Sony's Venom panel it was finally revealed just who would be the villain of the movie and it'll be-- Riot. Wait who you ask?
Riot aka Trevor Cole in the comics was part of the symbiote squad in Venom: Lethal Protector and Separation Anxiety minis (Riot also showed up as a boss in the video game that was loosely adapted from the comic).
In the Sony movie, Carlton Drake (played by Riz Ahmed), is the leader of the Life Foundation. Footage from the panel showed Riot and Venom going toe-to-toe and rip each other apart until their host bodies. Director Ruben Fleischer said though that Riot is a parasite leaping from person to person though. He also said that Riot wouldn't be the only villain in the movie (gee I wonder who else?). Of course, talk of the movie is trying to be the foundation for a huge world (oh dear. Sony's actually trying this thing aren't they?).
Venom will be unleashed October 5th.