Recently, Riot Games have put up a poll to decide, with a vote, which champion of the five offered will be getting a VGU update. Of the offered champions, Skarner won by a landslide.
Skarner's win in the poll was not a close thing, as he stood far above the other contenders. After all was said and done, Skarner has won the top spot in the global polls by a wide margin.
This is what one of the developers had to say on the matter:
"We’re super excited that Skarner won the VGU vote, as we think he has tons of potential to be something truly special on the League roster. We’ve tried smaller reworks of Skarner’s kit in the past, but it never really increased his play rate, so we’ll be looking to do a massive reboot of his kit, theme, and visuals, similar to Sion and Urgot. We’ll look to keep his kidnapping ult in some form, but otherwise, we’ll be rebuilding him from the ground up."
For Skarner, this means not just an update in his gameplay, which we can expect will add some opportunity for making plays and counterplays instead of just charging head-on like old Rammus used to, but also that Skarner's lore will be updated with the rework as well.
This scorpion-like champion has had his lore left by the wayside by Riot for years, with the only update being indirectly through Seraphine's release. Hopefully, we will see him take revenge for his brother, especially upon one of the most hated League of Legends champions, Seraphine herself.