Marvel Studios continues to create more and more incredible titles for its Disney+ streak of small screen shows. Marvel’s last outing with Hawkeye gave fans a deeper insight into Clint Barton. As well as introducing Kate Bishop into the MCU. Thus ending the year 2021 on a fascinating note. And now, the journey continues. Marvel’s upcoming project is Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight. The recently released trailer for the series astonished fans. And following suit are the additions of Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Disney+ stockpile.
We still don’t know which of the two will make it to the small screen first. But they will both carry on the trend of featuring all-new heroes into the game.
However, She-Hulk has an undoubted advantage over the former. This is because it stands out in its connection to the now incorporated Jennifer Walters and the greater part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For starters, her background is closely linked to Bruce Banner. In that, the fan-favorite Avenger, the Incredible Hulk is Walters’ cousin.
With that said, the green superhero is just one narrative that She-Hulk is pinning its faith on. There confirmed that revealed that Tim Roth’s Abomination will reappear in the MCU some time in the Disney+ show’s first season. The villain last showed his face in The Incredible Hulk. And after that, he returned for a briefly insignificant cameo in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Not much has been given away about the greater prospects for his role on the show. However, the actor recently made a comment on his media appearance hinting at how “insane” the show is going to be. He also expressed his excitement upon returning to the franchise.
The Incredible Hulk actor Tim Roth recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Uproxx. Roth talked about his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, through the forthcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk.
According to the actor, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s phone call “totally surprised [him]:”
“Well, honestly, it totally surprised me. I went in to chat with Kevin Feige, and he said, ‘I’ve got an idea. Come in.’ Really? Really? Because the original thing that I did, when I did that first Incredible Hulk movie, was I just did it for my kids. And back then, no one knew what the MCU was going to be. And that was the second movie. In a way, it was pre-Iron Man. It hadn’t come out.”
Also, Roth also mentioned how they really “figured it out”. And then he went on to praise films like Wolverine and Deadpool (both of which, ironically, are not MCU films):
“And that was when they figured it out. Figured out, ‘Oh, that’s how you do it.’ And then they worked it out. Some of them were better than others, whatever, but they worked it out. For me, Wolverine and very much Deadpool. So. it was just for my kids when they were little.”
When asked about his experience on the show, he said that it was “awesome” to “work with Mark Ruffalo”. He also added that the project for She-Hulk “was insane:”
“So I was amazed when they came back around and said, ‘How would you feel about…’ And I went, ‘Yeah. All right!’ And we just shot it, I guess in the summer last year or whatever. I think that they’re in post now doing it, so whenever. Bonus, I got to work with Mark Ruffalo. Awesome. Who I love. And I don’t know if I’m allowed to say. Oh, I can say that. But this extraordinary woman, Tatiana… who is She-Hulk… incredible, that woman. So that was a blast. It was insane.”
Avengers: Endgame left a lot of loose ends in the MCU. One of the major ones was Tim Roth’s Abomination. The character vanished without a mark and stayed like that for nearly 15 years. Considering all the gaps that the Infinity Saga managed to fill in, it is amazing how Marvel also decided to give Abomination a chance to return. After all, The Incredible Hulk falls under the franchise’s oldest filmscategory.
But how will She-Hulk introduce Tim Roth’s villain?
Abomination made a tiny appearance in Shang-Chi. And fans are speculating a mention of his hostile cage fight with Wong in a certain way. We can also assume that the villain will have a one-on-one battle with She-Hulk in the series. Not only that, fans can long fulfill their wish to see Abomination in a battle with Hulk. Roth mentioning the fun he had while working with Mark Ruffalo only gives him grounds to believe so.
With that said, 2008’s The Incredible Hulk had yet another loose thread dangling from it. This was actor Tom Blake Nelson’s transformation into The Leader. And Marvel never really came around to acknowledging that narrative. Is there hope for that to change in the ten-episode long run of She-Hulk?
Only time will tell. Fans have a little longer until She-Hulk makes it to Disney+. Hopefully, Marvel and Disney will reveal their schedules soon.