It’s been over two years since Marvel announced its intent to develop a She-Hulk series for Disney+. While it seemed fairly obvious from the beginning that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk would be along for the ride, it wasn’t until 2020’s Disney Investor Day that fans got official confirmation of Tim Roth’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well.
Roth will reprise his role as Emil Blonsky a.k.a Abomination in the series. Prior to a surprise appearance in last year’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Blonsky’s fate in the MCU was unknown. Despite a much friendlier demeanor in his brief cameo, it was evident that not much else had changed about him since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. In fact, he actually seemed to have evolved into a more comic book accurate version of the character.
For those who might not be aware or familiar with the comics, unlike Bruce Banner, Blonsky is unable to change back after transforming into Abomination. However, we now know for sure that the MCU’s version of Blonsky will make history by finally being able to revert to his human form.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The DisInsider‘s Dempsey Pillot recently, while promoting his new film Sundown, Roth confirmed that fans can certainly expect to see a human version of Blonsky in the upcoming series.
More specifically, when asked if he would ever get his physical presence back in the MCU, Roth said, “Oh yeah!” without hesitation.
Now, how it happens and whether it happens between the events of Shang-Chi and She-Hulk, or if it happens on She-Hulk remains to be seen. But the fact that it is happening at all is – pardon my pun – incredible.
Additionally, Roth described his return as “weird,” which makes sense considering that a lot has changed in both the MCU and in the world of technology since 2008. He also went on to call series star Tatiana Maslany “a powerhouse,” before ultimately teasing that fans should expect to, “see a bit of everything in [it].”
You can listen to the full interview down below!
…with Melanie Brook – On Tape
She-Hulk will follow Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters as she juggles being a lawyer and a superhero with powers similar to The Hulk. In the comics, Walters develops superhuman strength and transforms into a milder version of The Hulk after receiving a blood transfusion from Bruce Banner, her cousin. It remains to be seen whether or not the show will follow that storyline, or if it will introduce Maslany’s character post-procedure.
In addition to Maslany. Ruffalo, and Roth, the series will also star Ginger Gonzaga (Space Force) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton). Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) will serve as the series writer, while Kat Coiro (the upcoming film Marry Me) and Anu Valia (Shrill, Love, Victor) will divvy up directing duties.