This November in Guardians of the Galaxy the origins of Venom will be explored when the Guardians travel to a planet full of symbiotes! Le Gasp The story will be a three-issue arc called ““Planet Of The Symbiotes,” written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by an artist new to the title, Valerio Schiti.
With the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is currently in theaters and a Venom solo movie is currently in the works, “Planet of the Symbiotes” could never happen in the movies for now at least because different studios own their screen rights a fact Bendis looks to be capitalizing on.
“At least for now, the legality of copyright and trademark would make certain storylines impossible in the movies,” Bendis told MTV News, who broke this news. “I like doing it for the comics!” He said, now while Eddie Brock may be the first person to become Venom, the character currently wearing the symbiote in the comics is Peter Parker’s best friend, Flash Thompson. After losing his legs in combat as a US soldier, the US Government gave him the symbiote in order to give him new legs and put him back in the field as “Agent Venom.” With his suit being of alien origins, Agent Venom joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, and now they are on a journey to learn more about the suit, which curiously has never had its origin fully explained. There are major questions about the symbiote that have never been touched and it’s not even retconning it was just wasn’t there.
This story has been seeded in Guardians of the Galaxy by Bendis, who wrote a scene where Flash was on an alien world and got a nasty reaction from the citizens there because he was wearing a symbiote. As it turns out, that particular incident comes from Bendis’s personal life, and it’s something he wants to explore.