So, for a while, it was painfully obvious that Cyclops was going to die.
Which Phoenix host hasn't died?
The AvX series was making Cyclops and his allies outright villains. The series was hinting, if not explicitly stating, that when all of the other hosts went rogue, which they were, he would be the one to have to stop them, and save the Avengers. Could he die in the process? Namor will invade Wakanda, in upcoming issues, and Emma will battle Scott. There is also a problem with Colossus and the force, but that could be it's own thread. And if that doesn't happen, then teasers have revealed that later in the series, there will be only one host. Who would be a better host than the series' main antagonist?
Later, when Marvel NOW was unveiled, along with this image for the upcoming Uncanny Avengers series, people began to think that Cyclops would manage to survive, despite being propped up as Public Enemy #1 by the writers.
As you can see, Cyclops will join a racially-diverse (mutants) team of Avengers.
But, my theory is that the Cyclops who you see in the Avengers up there, is not this Cyclops
but this Cyclops
I love visual aids <3
Anyway, Marvel NOW is also bringing another ongoing to the table. All-New X-Men. No, I'm serious, that's the title.
This team will consist of the Original Five X-Men, who will, for some reason, settle in our timeline. Permanently? Maybe. Nonetheless, they'll be here, and as you can see, at least one of them is on the team. Jean Grey is in the top right corner. I believe that the Avengers' Cyclops will be the 60's version, who has traveled to the present, only to discover that he is dead in the future. Because Cyclops will die at the end, or near the end, of AvX.