The Incredible Hulk: How MCU Destroyed The Abomination After Universal Made Him God-Tier


The Abomination is all set to appear in Marvel Studios’ She Hulk series, marking his first major Official MCU role. First introduced in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, Emil Blonsky aka the Abomination made heads turn, played by Tim Roth. Now that the She-Hulk trailer confirms Emil Blonsky as a character and the upcoming Thunderbolts movie rumored to also bring him in as a member, it is time to address the elephant in the room.

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The Incredible Hulk - The Abomination
The Incredible Hulk – The Abomination

Here’s how the MCU has already destroyed the Abomination before his big MCU moment.


Turned Him Into a Ring-Fighter

Shang-Chi - Abomination vs Wong
Shang-Chi – Abomination vs Wong

The Abomination in The Incredible Hulk was a force of nature. He did not give a damn about collateral damage and he sure as heck never cared about the people looking at him. Emil Blonsky was drunk with power and he wasn’t ashamed to use it. Fascinated by the legend of the Hulk, Blonsky worked his way up and ended up becoming the polar opposite of the Hulk in every fashion. He was visceral, violent, and volatile. Even the Hulk thought twice before crossing paths with him.

Emil Blonsky - MCU
Emil Blonsky – MCU

In Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Abomination is reduced to nothing but a people pleaser. He participates in a fight against Wong just for the sake of online streams. The disrespect is obvious. The Abomination was wreaking entire neighborhoods in The Incredible Hulk. This, this is….well, an abomination.


Kept The Abomination On The Backburner For Too Long

The Abomination - MCU
The Abomination – MCU

The Hulk is one of the greatest superheroes Marvel comics has ever come up with. The Jade Giant has had many incredible foes has had to deal with over the years. But only a few have challenged his brawns the way villains like the Abomination have. While Disney was busy trying to buy the rights to Sony’s Spider-Man and Fox’s X-men and Fantastic Four, it forgot that Universal’s Hulk was a far easier target to reach.

Universal's Hulk Movies
Universal’s Hulk Movies

Despite two acclaimed Hulk movies, Universal was bleeding chips. The Abomination was ripe for the taking after Tim Roth’s epic performance in the 2008 film. The only reason Disney and Marvel Studios didn’t get their hands on Emil Blonsky is because they didn’t try hard enough. The fans lost interest.


The Abomination Deserves A Rematch With The Hulk

Abomination vs Hulk Rematch
Abomination vs Hulk Rematch

If you have seen the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk, you would realize that it contains one of the greatest fight scenes in movie history. The climactic Hulk vs. the Abomination fight was the stuff of literal legends. The Hulk won that one, but barely. It was a really close call. Considering Blonsky still has access to those powers, a Hulk vs. Abomination rematch was of paramount importance. Even almost one and a half decades later, the Hulk does not even mention the Abomination.

Emil Blonsky - Tim Roth
Emil Blonsky – Tim Roth

Now you may say that Disney didn’t have rights to the Abomination. But they didn’t have access to Spider-Man as well before Civil War.They made that happen but Emil Blonsky was put in some random underground SHIELD bunker despite the Mouse House having so much power to arm-twist Universal into submission. 


The Abomination Is What Bruce Banner Fears He Would Eventually Become

The Incredible Hulk - Trailer 1 Marvel
The Incredible Hulk

The Hulk is, as Tony Stark puts it nicely, ‘an enormous green rage monster’. Banner fights every day against his Hulk persona. He never lets it have full control over his mind, because then it will be armageddon. The Abomination is what the Hulk fears he will become if he gives in to his darker side. That’s what made Abomination in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk so unique. Emil Blonsky fully embraced what Bruce Banner would never let himself turn into.

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Smart Hulk
Smart Hulk

Now that aspect of their rivalry will never be seen in the MCU since Banner has become Smart Hulk. To top it off, she-Hulk is being touted as a superhero comedy drama. Lord have mercy on Emil Blonsky’s poor soul.

She-Hulk Is The Worst Choice For Tim Roth’s MCU Debut

Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky in She-Hulk
Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky in She-Hulk

At first glance, it makes perfect sense for Emil Blonsky to appear in the MCU through She-Hulk. But give it a little more thought and you will realize the holes in that plan. She-Hulk is being called MCU’s first superhero comedy. And the MCU is notorious for putting unnecessary humorous spins on classic characters.

MCU's Abomination
MCU’s Abomination

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It’s like our worst nightmare come to life. Tim Roth’s Abomination would be cracking jokes and making puns in a quirky legal drama instead of leveling New York and coaxing the Hulk into a planet-shattering fistfight.



Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.