After being one of Marvel's only heroes to not be a member of the super team,The Avengers,Brian Michael Bendis adds Daredevil to his New Avengers line-up along with Ms.Marvel, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. He will join the team officially in New Avengers #16 on September 14.
But not all the heroes forgot his Shadowland fiasco and as Bendis states below:
"He's got a lot to answer for and a lot to deal with," Bendis says. "He is a fish out of water on the Avengers, and that's uncomfortable and damn fun to write.""Daredevil, particularly — and I'm to fault for this as anybody — is never really involved in any of the big events," Bendis says. "His story line just never lines up with Skrulls or whatever the hell else we're doing. It was nice to get him in line for an Avengers team, but at the same time have him involved in some of this crazy mishegas we've got going on."
"He needs to rediscover his relationships with the other Marvel characters, and the New Avengers team is filled with a lot of characters he has a lot of history with — some good history and some bad history, and that makes for what we writers call 'awesome drama.'""Let's not forget that he is one of, if not the, Marvel horndog of all time — no pun intended," Bendis quips. "He does always find a way with the ladies, and we do have a house full of ladies for him to do his extrasensory hitting on that he does. Look forward to some of that!"
"The idea is to really set up H.A.M.M.E.R. to be even over Hydra and A.I.M. as far as this organization that has a worldview that is just different from that of the heroes. Not necessarily villainous, but the only way for them to do what they have to do is really go to war with the Avengers and Steve Rogers. It's quite an interesting cast of characters that Norman's going to build up," says Bendis, who's currently working on next summer's "big giant hoo-hah" event. "It's pretty awesome."
"Are you afraid to be an Avenger? Does the Man Without Fear really deep down think he's not worthy or does he think he won't be good at it? If you say you're this guardian, there's more that needs to be done than just beating up the Owl," Bendis says. "Not that there's anything wrong with beating up the Owl, but is that it? That's part of the arc of the character here."