The Incredible Hulk’s Tim Roth has confirmed that Emil Blonsky will return in She-Hulk in a different capacity.
Tim Roth, known for classics such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Selma, and The Hateful Eight portrayed Emil Blonsky in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. The second installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it saw that character go on to become the Abomination.
Roth then reprised that role for the first time in 13 years in 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings when The Abomination battled Wong in a memorable fight that was first teased in the movie’s trailers.
He’ll bring the monster back again in the upcoming She-Hulk series on Disney Plus, joined by the MCU’s current Hulk Mark Ruffalo, but it now seems that there will be more to Roth’s return than expected.
Emil Blonsky to return in She-Hulk
In a recent interview with The DisInsider, Roth revealed that we would see him reprise his role as Abomination’s human counterpart, Emil Blonsky, in She-Hulk.
Whilst promoting the film Sundown, the veteran was asked about the possibility of returning to the role in a physical capacity (as Blonsky) and he responded: “Oh, yeah!”.
The fact that Blonsky will re-appear in human form is quite huge given that we haven’t seen the character since his initial transformation into The Abomination in The Incredible Hulk (but have seen his terrifying alter-ego). However, it is worth noting that the director of the 2008 film, Louis Letterier, originally planned to have Blonsky appear in a post-credits scene in which he would have been reverted back to his human form and imprisoned in a containment box (presumably in SHIELD custody), but the scene ultimately wasn’t filmed.
Can The Abomination transform at will?
As for whether Blonsky has always been able to transform throughout the course of the MCU story (much like Banner has), that remains to be seen. If so, the fact that he would be capable of transforming between forms would be a departure from the comics, for the gamma-powered villain was always unable to change back as his condition was permanent.
Is She-Hulk what ultimately gives him the chance to revert to human form or has he always been capable of that transformation in the MCU?
She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Ginger Gonzaga, Jameela Jamil, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Josh Segarra. Jessica Gao is serving as showrunner, while Dana Schwartz is writing the series with Kat Coiro and Anu Valia directing. Gao, Coiro, and Kevin Feige are all credited as executive producers on She-Hulk.
Marvel Studios is producing the series and it is expected to drop on Disney+ sometime in 2022.
Are you looking forward to seeing The Abomination’s human form once more? Will you be watching She-Hulk? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!