The news that Tim Roth is returning to play Abomination arrived in December 2020 and whipped fans up into a frenzy. When the actor played Emil Blonsky in 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” he was acting against Edward Norton’s version of Bruce Banner — so it’ll be interesting to see if or how the series tackles that at all. But when speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about his upcoming projects, Roth touched on his work with Marvel, saying, “I did ‘The Incredible Hulk’ years ago, just because I thought my kids would be embarrassed by it.”
He followed it up by saying, “I did it for them, and I really enjoyed making it.” It makes sense why he’s willing to come back to play the character again. He explained, “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.”
However, it sounds like the experience was a little different from when Roth first played Abomination, as he noted, “I was very surprised though because it was difficult at first.” It sounds like it took the star a minute to get back into the flow of motion capture acting rather than a typical performance. But he said watching his co-star Ruffalo helped, saying, “It was only when Mark Ruffalo came in to shoot his stuff that I went: ‘Oh, that’s how you do it! With a sense of humor!'”
It’ll be interesting to see whether the film transforms Blonsky from being the Abomination back into his human form at any point when “She-Hulk” eventually arrives on Disney+.