Disney dumped a ton of Marvel news this week, with various exciting announcements made about the upcoming MCU TV series headed to Disney Plus. One of those on the way is She-Hulk, starring Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner who inherits his anger issues after he gives her a blood transfusion to save her life. Mark Ruffalo has been confirmed to be reprising his role as Hulk in the show, and in a surprise twist, so has Tim Roth as Abomination.
Roth was last seen in the MCU way back in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, facing off against Edward Norton’s Jade Giant as Emil Blonsky, who gets Samuel Sterns to infect him with Banner’s blood, turning him into the monstrous villain. Hulk beat him in a brawl in Harlem at the end of the movie, with Blonsky incarcerated afterwards, but now he’s set to escape and cause havoc once again.
Of all the villains in the franchise’s past who could return, we weren’t expecting Abomination, so fans are extremely hyped for his comeback in She-Hulk. And here are just a few of the reactions going around on social media.
TIM ROTH IS BACK AS THE ABOMINATION IN SHE-HULK LETS GOOOOO
— Aniq ⎊ (@RaniqDesigns) December 11, 2020
ABOMINATION AND THE HULK WILL APPEAR IN SHE-HULK!!!!
ABOMINATION IS BACK!!!!
— 💜Prowling Gambino🖤 (@ProwlingGambino) December 11, 2020
It is kinda cool.
Didn't expect Tim Roth to come back as Abomination for She-Hulk
That's actually kinda cool honestly
— Red Drummarts (@drummarts) December 11, 2020
We’ve been waiting 12 years.
Bro Disney is bringing back Tim Roth as The Abomination for the She-Hulk series. I’ve wanted him back for years
— ☠︎𝕹𝖆𝖙𝖊 𝕭𝖗𝖎𝖌𝖒𝖆𝖓☠︎ (@EdgyFlapjack) December 12, 2020
Roth when he got the call from Kevin Feige:
tim roth training to reprise his role as the abomination for she-hulk, coming to disney+ soon pic.twitter.com/vtMLueBP2A
— alan fartridge 🕺 (top 0.05% of pulp listeners) (@oj_ripitup) December 11, 2020
Fingers crossed that Tim Blake Nelson’s coming back as The Leader, too.
GOD BLESS, TIM ROTH RETURNS AS ABOMINATION IN SHE-HULK
AND HULK CONFIRMED AS WELL
IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE LEADER SETUP FINALLY PAYS OFF
— Jingletanker 🎅☃️🎄 (@TheBiotanker) December 11, 2020
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That Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. foreshadowing is finally paying off.
Abomination is going to appear in She-Hulk. So since S.H.I.E.L.D. was guarding him back in season 1, they could show up there too :). pic.twitter.com/ipzGVEErgO
— Kyle Livingston (@KyleLivings92) December 11, 2020
They’ve got a point!
IF NO THUNDERBOLTS WHY ABOMINATION IN SHE HULK AND YELENA IN HAWKEYE AND MELISSA AND BUCKY AND ZEMO IN FATWS .
— lynn ◊ (@st4rrdust) December 11, 2020
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— Janryl (@JohnreelSorita) December 11, 2020
With Abomination returning, it seems a lot like She-Hulk is going to be somewhat of an Incredible Hulk 2. Infamously, Marvel couldn’t make a sequel due to complicated rights issues with Universal, so doing a She-Hulk show that’s a backdoor follow-up to the 2008 movie is a smart way of getting around that.
Tell us, though, are you excited for She-Hulk? Join the conversation in the comments section down below.