Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread - Part 1
Here's how I put together The Masters (in the MCU they'd be the Thunderbolts)
Dell Rusk a rogue member of the World Security Council forms his own team as he no longer trusts Fury as he disobeyed him during The Avengers, so he secretly forms his own team.
He hires Gen Ross, who has beef with Fury. Remember he didn't give him Abomination.
Ross uses Taskmaster (leader),Abomination, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and others.
Ross T.H.U.N.D.E.R.B.O.L.T.S. agency would even have it's own Coulson (The Leader) ,Maria Hill (Jessica Drew) even a Sitwell (Doc Samson)