‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Creator Reveals Why Abomination Was In ‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings’

It's a simple reason.

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She-Hulk: Attorney At Law creator Jessica Gao has revealed why Tim Roth’s Abomination appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Last year fans were treated to a surprise when The Incredible Hulk villain, Abomination appeared in one of the trailers for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. In the film, the character had a brief appearance where he fought Wong in a cage match, seemingly for the fun of it. After their fight, Wong opened a portal to return Tim Roth’s character to what appeared to be some kind of container. It turned out to be the same one we see the character in She-Hulk‘s trailers.

Why Was He In Shang-Chi?

Back in 2020, it was revealed that both Tim Roth and Mark Ruffalo would be reprising their roles for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. While speaking to Comic Book.com, series creator Jessica Gao revealed why Abomination popped up in Shang-Chi. According to the writer, it was just to remind everyone that the character existed:

“So Abomination, Emil Blonsky was in my original pitch and at that point, the last time we saw him was in 2008, The Incredible Hulk. I had no idea what their relationship to this character was anymore. I don’t know if they had any plans but it was a story I wanted to tell so I just put it in there. What’s the worst that could happen? I don’t get the job. Look, I have not gotten the job so many times at Marvel like it was old hat to me. I had no more fear. I was like Daredevil. I was the woman with no fear now.

Because he was built in to be such a big part of the show in that original pitch and in the writer’s room, we really like, we were creating this whole story for him. Because everything in Marvel is connected, that was actually why he then was put in Shang-Chi because he was in our show. That way, it was kind of to seed him so that people can get excited but also remember him and it kind of forced people to go, ‘Oh, I should go back and check in on him and remember who he is and what all of that was about.'”

Here is the synopsis for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law:

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.”

The series stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass, and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres on August 18th on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and any more connections it has to Shang-Chi and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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