While the returning members consist of Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Dr. Strange, Professor X, and Namor, the team was lacking a sixth man after Black Bolt died.
In the aftermath of everything with The Hood, and seeing that some events need to be contained and kept in secret, I guess it’s not really that surprising that Steve Rogers is holding the Time Gem.
Tags: Brian Michael Bendis, Spoiler Warnings, The Avengers, The Illuminati