Of course Panther also may have realized his choices for mutant leaders suddenly got really limited.
"Wolverine" - ok currently the defacto leader of the mutant community. Has the long term planing ability of a drunk lemming.
“Storm” - …
“Kitty Pryde” -would probably react like I did the first time. Which is a selling point. But Tony and Reed objected to taking the no girls allowed sign off the club house.
“Cable” - genuine concerns of insane man in red pajamas also coming along too and family issues.
“Havok” - who?
So Hank it is."
— TechnocratJT on rpg.net on the topic of Beast’s presence in the New Avengers Illuminati team.