It’s been over a decade since the release of The Incredible Hulk and our introduction to the Abomination. It took some time for the character to make his second appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he only recently popped up in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Tim Roth will once again reprise the role for Marvel’s She-Hulk series on Disney+.
While chatting with THR, Tim Roth was asked why he wanted to return to the MCU.
I did The Incredible Hulk [playing Emil Blonsky, aka Abomination] years ago, just because I thought my kids would be embarrassed by it. I did it for them and I really enjoyed making it. So when they came to me and said: “We’re adapting the She-Hulk thing. Can you come back as that character again?” I was like, sure. It should be fun.
Roth went on to say that he was “very surprised” with how difficult it was to get back into the Abomination mindset. “It was only when Mark Ruffalo came in to shoot his stuff that I went: “Oh, that’s how you do it! With a sense of humor!” Roth said.
She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner who inherits his Hulk powers after receiving a blood transfusion from him. The series also stars Ginger Gonzaga, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Josh Segarra, and Jameela Jamil. As Tim Roth mentioned, Mark Ruffalo is also set to appear in the series, reprising his role of Bruce Banner. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed last year that the She-Hulk series will be a half-hour legal comedy, which Feige acknowledged is something they’ve never done before. Feige also said that the story will be staying true to the She-Hulk comics from writer/artist John Byrne, which should give you a clue in regards to the tone of the series.