She-Hulk will see the return of Tim Roth to the role of Abomination. While he did get a small cameo in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, it’ll be his true return to the role since the release of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Of course, it surprised many as that film seemed like Marvel Studios was trying to move away from the externally produced film, but started embracing it more since William Hurt‘s return as Thunderbolt Ross in Captain America: Civil War. In an interview with Uproxx, Tim Roth reveals he never expected to ever make a return to the MCU.
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.Tim Roth
He was quite surprised given the complicated beginnings of the franchise, but it highlights just how much Marvel Studios has changed over the years. Ross even praises their work but points out not every project worked for him, highlighting Wolverine and Deadpool as his favorites. He goes on to say:
Did that. 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…Incredible, that woman. So that was a blast. It was insaneTim Roth
It’s certainly exciting to see the praise Roth is giving Tatiana Maslany, who will spearhead the project as Jennifer Walters. We don’t know yet how she’ll become the titular She-Hulk, as it was through a blood transfusion in the comics, and what role Ross’ Abomination may have, but here’s hoping it opens up the window for him to return in the future.