Most recently, Mac Gargan has served as host to the Venom symbiote, but Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott has confirmed in interviews that the character will soon return to his Scorpion persona. Eddie Brock, the original Venom, was rechristened as "Anti-Venom" in 2008's "New Ways to Die" story arc.
The new Venom is scheduled to debut in February's Amazing Spider-Man #654.1, part of Marvel's new reader-courting "Point One" initiative. The identity of the new Venom remains a mystery, but prevalent fan speculation has centered around supporting character Vin Gonzales.
In a November interview with Newsarama, Remender stated, "There is an unannounced project at Marvel that I’m pretty excited about. It’s a big character that has been cooled off for a while. Marvel has a great strategy in terms of a lot of the time they’ll cool a character off so people are clamoring for it, and then they’ll re-launch. I’m fortunate enough to be entrusted with that, so I’m currently working on the outline for that with some very exciting classic Marvel characters."
More, including concept art by Moore, can be found in Marvel.com's article announcing the series.
Marvel's official press release follows:
Venom is back with an all-new mission and all-new human host, but just what does this mean for the Marvel Universe? Find out in Venom #1, kicking off a new ongoing series from red-hot creators Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force) & Tony Moore (Frankencastle), with major repercussions for Spider-Man! In this shocking direction for everyone’s favorite symbiote, the government now has Venom as their own Spider-Man, complete with a new look and new mission—eliminate threats to America as a covert agent. But can anyone control the destructive force of Venom? And just who is the man behind the mask?