That leaves the unanswered question of: Did Levitz and/or DiDio know of the events that would leave Levitz with large amounts of free time or was Levitz planning on doing this along side his DC Presidential duties?
Legion Abstract analyzes the new situation and asks some good questions.
Newsarama's Legion Blogpost reflects on the Third Coming of Paul Levitz, and reminds us what happens sometimes when writers come back to the books they worked on years before:
While it’s true that Levitz wrote many great Legion stories, some fans worry about writers returning after lengthy periods away. Chris Claremont’s various returns to the X-Men seemed to get less successful over time, while Jim Shooter experienced a rocky return to the Legion in the recent past.
Newsarama's Friday Flashback, meanwhile, looks back at the Great Darkness Saga:
Its influence runs deep, in my opinion. Take a look at many of the event stories that have come sense, and I challenge you not to see echoes of patterns established by Levitz and Giffen. The Great Darkness manages to juggle character, action, and spectacle without sacrificing any of those qualities.
Tpull at FilmFodder looks at what Levitz's new position may mean for not only the Legion but also pretty much the whole comics industry from production to distribution.
If Levitz was contemplating doing some writing again, and Johns was going to be busy with the Flash reboot, and Levitz now had some free time to actually sit down and read some comics for a change and catch up on what ha been developing with some of his old character friends...
Voila! It's one of those things that make you think there really is a mysterious force moving things into place for you to recognize and take advantage. Levitz will take over Adventure Comics, and before too much longer, the Legion of Super-Heroes will overshadow Superboy, and possibly even push him out. That's what happened in their original title, so it's not like there isn't a precedent.