In Dark Wolverine #85, the first part of "Reckoning" begins where Daken teams up with Wolverine in the hopes of fulfilling what he believes is his destiny. He feels it's his place to become the new "Romulus." With the release of the solicit information on June's issue #87, it doesn't look like things will go according to plan.
Could this mean that Daken will try to be a "good guy" now? That would be a big mistake. If he did decide to go that route, what would really set him apart from Wolverine? The other day I mentioned Magneto riding the fence between good and evil as well. You could even argue that Sinestro is facing a similar situation in being a good guy or a bad guy. I've mentioned characters like Venom and Sabretooth trying to play on the good side. You can even look at Juggernaut or Bane (from Batman). It seems when the characters play nice, they loose part of their character and become a little...boring.
Betrayed by his father, cut off from his destiny, Daken now faces an uncertain future. What is he supposed to be now? With the pantheon of Marvel heroes stepping out of darkness and into the light, there seems only one choice…
Does that mean bad is good? Not necessarily. Often when a villain tries becoming a hero, it feels as if they're lost and are struggling to find their way. Maybe it just becomes harder to make a former villain interesting. When everything about the characters' motivation was being evil, turning over a new leaf often doesn't deliver as much to their story. I think Daken could be an interesting character. I don't think he needs to be a pure villain but making him a hero takes away everything that he was. That is what makes him a "Dark" Wolverine. Becoming a hero would make him too similar to Wolverine. We already have X-23 but she at least has her own story and struggles. Daken being good is just not something I really want to see. What would be next, Wolverine and Daken going to the park to play catch?