Disney+ continues to expand its Marvel Studios roster throughout the year, as we got our first look at the upcoming Hawkeye series. While it’ll end the year, we know it’s just the beginning of many more projects heading our way. One highlight is the adaptation of She-Hulk, which will be the first Hulk-centric project since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Bruce Banner will pass on the spotlight to his cousin Jennifer Walters, but when Kevin Feige announced Tim Roth‘s return as Abomination, it felt like the MCU is continuing to include more callbacks.
Roth has been quite busy since working on projects like Twin Peaks, The Hateful Eight, Hardcore Henry, and spearheaded the Lie to Me TV series. In an interview for the upcoming film Sundown, the actor also opened up about the challenges he had returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how Mark Ruffalo helped him find his groove working on the Disney+ series. He also confirms that Marvel Studios approached him to reprise the role.
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. I was very surprised though because it was difficult at first. It was only when Mark Ruffalo came in to shoot his stuff [reprising his role as Bruce Banner] that I went: “Oh, that’s how you do it! With a sense of humor!Tim Roth
It’s crazy to think that at the time, Edward Norton was the Hulk and it’s the actor’s first time working with Ruffalo. Abomination had a minor role during Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings, where Roth did some of the voice work for the character. So, the Diseny+ series might be his first time having to also play the larger-than-life beast. Ruffalo took on motion capturing for the Hulk since he took on the role of Banner in 2012’s Avengers. He even got help from Andy Serkis on Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s hoping that the Marvel Studios’ Assembled documentary series offers some insight into their work together.