After a successful run with Hawkeye to wrap up 2021, Marvel’s Disney+ streak is currently on hold, but fans needn’t worry—that train will return soon. Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac, is the next film up the superhero franchise’s sleeve. As soon as that’s done, we’ll see the introduction of Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk to Disney+’s MCU library. Two new heroes will be introduced. However, the order of their release has yet to be determined.
With She-Hulk, the newly established Jennifer Walters is much more closely tied to the MCU . For starters, her ancestry can be traced back to her famous green cousin, Bruce Banner. The universe-saving hero isn’t the only connection the series relies on, however. At some point during the first year of the show’s run, Tim Roth’s Abomination, last seen in The Incredible Hulk (with a brief Shang-Chi cameo not included), will make his grand return. The actor’s role in the show isn’t known, but he has once again expressed his excitement to be back in the fold and how insane She-Hulk will be.
Tim Roth, who portrayed The Incredible Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke to Uproxx about his upcoming role in She-Hulk on Disney+. The actor claims that he was “completely taken by surprise” when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige called 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.”
Roth went on to praise films like Wolverine and Deadpool, neither of which are part of the MCU:
“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 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.”
Since it was “awesome” to “work with Mark Ruffalo,” he said that the entire Disney+ series, She-Hulk was confusing:”
“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.”
One of the most lingering mysteries in the MCU after Avengers: Endgame was Tim Roth’s character Abomination, who hasn’t been mentioned by name in nearly 15 years. It’s nice that Marvel could bring back elements from one of its most forgotten films, given how much The Infinity Saga’s conclusion wrapped up.
However, how will Roth’s villain be incorporated into the storyline? Many hope that the cage fight between Wong and Shang-Chi will be featured in some banner. Given that he mentions having worked with Mark Ruffalo, it’s safe to assume that he’ll face off against She-Hulk and the Hulk in the future.
The film’s 2008 finale left more questions than answers. It’s also worth mentioning that no one has ever talked about how actor Tom Blake Nelson transformed into The Leader. The ten-episode run of She-Hulk could change that.