It’s entirely possible that the tactical gear could be what he wears before his attachment to the symbiote, giving him incredible power. It should be mentioned that Hardy’s Venom will be made up entirely of CGI. The film’s narrative seems to veer more towards the “Lethal Protector” storyline, as evidenced by five character breakdowns shown by That Hashtag Show. The roles are as follows:
[FEMALE PARAMEDIC] 20’s, very attractive, physical type. MUST speak fluent Mandarin…CO-STAR
[ZIGGY] 19, a male guitar player, he is a rocker or punk guy who never stops playing the guitar…CO-STAR
[LEWIS DONTAE] Male, serious, very physical soldier of fortune. MUST be a stunt performer…CO-STAR
[BABY NIGHT] 50’s-60’s, former hippie, now homeless. MUST be able to sing…CO-STAR
[MRS. CHEN] 50’s-60’s, funny, endearing Asian woman who owns the corner store…CO-STAR
Lewis Dontae’s breakdown and the possible “Lethal Protector” arc indicate that Sony might be including The Life Foundation in this upcoming film as well. In the comicbooks, these survivalists force the Venom symbiote to give birth to five other offspring, empowering members of their security team which is comprised of mercenaries, cops, and former military.
The five newly endowed henchmen become Agony, Phage, Scream, Riot, and Lasher. They are then sent out by the foundation to hunt for Venom, who has to enlist the help of Spider-Man to fend them all off.
Venom is currently filming and is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5th, 2018.