‘She-Hulk’ Star Tim Roth Reveals Marvel Head Kevin Feige’s Original Plan For Abomination

Abomination's original incarceration was a little more extreme.

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Tim Roth, who plays Emil Blonsky/Abomination in the MCU, has revealed Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s original plans for the character before his return in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Tim Roth’s Abomination first appeared all the way back in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, the MCU’s second ever film. The movie saw Abomination being defeated by the Hulk, but left his ultimate fate vague.

Following his MCU return in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Tim Roth has revealed how Kevin Feige originally saw Emil Blonsky being revisited.

Abomination’s Ocean Prison

Speaking to IGN in a recent interview, Tim Roth revealed that Kevin Feige had originally planned to have Abomination contained at the bottom of the sea, though his character arc may have been similar to what has been seen in She-Hulk.

While Emil Blonsky has ended up in a maximum security prison on dry land, rather than a sub-aquatic cell, the character’s time in isolation was due to give him time to reflect on his destructive actions in either scenario. The question of whether Blonsky has really reformed is currently hanging over the events of She-Hulk.

Discussing Feige’s original plans for the character, Roth divulged:

“I remember talking to Kevin [Feige] on set of [The Incredible Hulk] and Stan Lee as well. The idea was that they locked him up in a steel vault and sank it to the bottom of the ocean and left it there. So that when you found it at the beginning of whatever film that might have been… That’s where you found him. And he’d had time to think. About what he wanted to do and where he wanted to go…

“Well in a sense they kind of did it in She-Hulk. He’s in isolation, dealing with his inner monster… and he’s been in a bubble… in a maximum security [prison] in total isolation, for many years. So now what do we get? Who is he? And the journey he goes on will possibly dance around the knife edge of ‘is he or isn’t he [reformed]?’ And I know I had some fun with him.”

The original plan for Abomination might not have lent itself quite so well to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law‘s story – it seems unlikely someone abandoned in a vault at the bottom of the ocean would be offered parole – but it’s interesting to hear that it was always the plan to have Emil Blonsky return from a period of isolation after having time to reflect on his past and his future.

Whether or not the character will be successfully rehabilitated, or whether he’s pulling the wool over She-Hulk’s eyes, remains to be seen. However, if the character is sticking around, it seems unlikely he will truly avoid turning back into Abomination again.

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 Tim Roth’s Abomination in the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: IGN