She-Hulk: Attorney at Law head writer Jessica Gao discussed The Abomination’s new personality in the series.
Tim Roth returned as The Abomination a decade after making his MCU debut in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Hulk villain reappeared with a new look in the vein of his comic book appearance in the 2021 film. Roth is now playing a much bigger part in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, with Jennifer Walters representing him in court.
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In She-Hulk, The Abomination is far more comedic than he was in The Incredible Hulk. During an interview with Radio Times, She-Hulk showrunner Jessica Gao explained her approach to the character and why it differs from what we’ve seen in the past:
“I just thought… it would be really fun to pull this character, who was such an indelible part of Hulk lore, and pull him into this Hulk show. But also to have fun with this character, because we saw him so long ago [and] we also saw him in such a serious capacity. It would be so nice to bring him in and actually make him have fun with it and actually let him play around with this character and show you kind of a different side, because there is that long span of time.”
Gao added that a lot of time has passed between the last time we saw The Abomination and justified his new persona:
“Anything could have happened to this man over the course of the last 14 years. People change, especially if they’ve been sitting in a detention cell somewhere. We don’t know what’s happened all that time and people go through these kinds of changes after such a huge thing has happened to them – and then they’ve had to sit with it for over a decade.”
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.”
Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass, and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
New episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law premiere every Thursday on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Marvel series and the future of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.