Since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, things have never just been placed somewhere out of a mere coincidence. Back in Iron Man, we met the shady Ten Rings organization, one that would come to pop up within the universe for years to come. With Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, the Marvel cinematic universe finally pulls the curtain back on one of the oldest characters in the MCU, the Mandarin. The recent trailer for Shang-Chi revealed more about the film’s family ties and ended with a surprise inclusion that looked to feature yet another one of the universe’s oldest foes: The Abomination. Sporting a brand new fin-friendly look, he seemed to be fighting someone eerily similar to Wong.
Fans immediately took to social media to wonder if that was indeed the gamma-radiated monster we’d last seen in The Incredible Hulk, last seen beaten at the hands of the hulk. In a recent interview for Marvel Studios’ upcoming film Black Widow with Kevin Feige, it seems we have our definitive answer.
Yes, we just recently released the final trailer for Shang-Chi,” said Feige. “Some fans said, ‘This looks like a character they hadn’t seen in many years named The Abomination, fighting a character that looks like Wong. And I can say that the reason it looks like that is Abomination fighting Wong.”
With the boss himself confirming what we’d all be speculating, the next matter at hand is just what is Wong doing fighting the Abomination in an underground fight club? And how does this link to the Abomination’s next confirmed appearance in She-Hulk?. While things still remain unclear, it’s great to see so many familiar faces pop up in the universe and especially cool to see Marvel bring back the Abomination after all this time.
SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes