Marvel never fails to disappoint its fans regarding references and easter eggs related to different characters from its vast universe. The latest example of this is She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the show has several references, easter eggs, and cameos, of course. One of the things fans liked about the show is how they gave a glimpse into the life of Hulk or Bruce Banner. What he has to be up to after the blip and what he did after Endgame.
With the re-introduction of Abomination in the She-Hulk episode 2, fans also had nostalgia for the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk. The film has Edward Norton as Hulk/Bruce Banner and Tim Roth as Abomination/Emil Blonsky. Where Roth has returned as the Abomination, the role of Hulk went to Mark Ruffalo since the first Avengers movie.
Tim Roth Talks About Recasting For The Role of Hulk
Mark Ruffalo has since taken over the character, and now imagining someone else playing the role just doesn’t fit quite well. In episode 2 of She-Hulk, when Jennifer Walters asks Banner if she should take Blonsky’s case, he tells her to take it as he is a completely different person now, literally. It may have been a hint towards the recasting of Bruce Banner under Marvel.
Tim Roth, who played Abomination in 2008 The Incredible Hulk, was cast against Edward Norton, who played Bruce Banner in the film. He earlier mentioned in an interview that he never expected to return for the role under Marvel. But now that he has, he is excited to work with Mark Ruffalo.
Tim Roth and Mark Ruffalo have a Good Dynamic
He praised his co-stars, Mark Ruffalo and Tatiana Maslany for their way of working. Ruffalo and Roth also seem to have a good dynamic on set, and they never missed a chance to hang out between takes. In his recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Roth shared his experience working with Mark Ruffalo.
Talking about recasting for Hulk and his chances of getting back his role, Tim Roth said that he never thought that deeply about it. He said, “I remember when they changed the actor, and I remember enjoying what Mark did.
Abomination VS Hulk in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
During this interview, Tim Roth may have also hinted toward combat between Hulk and Abomination in the upcoming episodes. He talked about a scene he filmed with Ruffalo, describing it as a scene where Abomination and Hulk messed around.
He said he was always a fan of Ruffalo and wanted to work with him. Roth got the opportunity in She-Hulk, which he calls a fun experience. Sharing his time on the set, Roth said, ”When I looked at him as we were shooting, I was like, “You’ve put on weight. There’s something about you …” So it was that kind of stuff. We messed around, and we were encouraged to improvise and play. So we dealt with [the recasting].”
Is Abomination Really Sane After His Time in Prison?
Tim Roth himself is not sure if any of the scenes made it to the final cut. He said they filmed multiple scenes, including the ones where he commented about Banner’s weight and how he looked different from the last time he saw him.
Tim Roth has also said in his early interview that Blonsly still has some time left on the show episode 3 was not the last of him we saw in the series. So, there might be a chance that Hulk and Abomination may come face to face once again. But considering Tim Roth’s perception, it will surely be a hilarious moment for the series.
Actor Tim Roth in his earlier interview also hinted at how Emil Blonsky with full control over Abomination is not a good thing at all. And after getting out of jail, he starts the rampage again, leading up to the Hulk’s intervention. But considering that She-Hulk is a legal comedy, the hilarious one seems like the preference of the writers.
Will Hulk Comeback From Sakar?
At the end of She-Hulk episode 2 Hulk was seen going somewhere on a ship, most probably to Sakar, after he received the message from the Sakar messenger ship. Episode 3 did not mention anything about Hulk or Bruce Banner. So, there are no specifications about how Hulk will come back to show.
However, recently Jameela Jamil shared a picture with Mark Ruffalo, where he is in a grey CGI mo-cap suit. The photo from the set shows Jameela Jamil, who is playing the antagonist Titania, in the show also in her costume alongside Mark Ruffalo.
So far, Hulk and Titania are not seen together, but this photo has led many to believe that Hulk will meet Titania in the show and Hulk will soon be back from Sakar to join She-Hulk soon. After which, there might be an interaction between Hulk and Abomination as well.
She-Hulk has released three episodes so far, and Episode 4 will be released on September 8, 2022, on Disney+.
Source: The Direct