Tim Roth Says He Doesn't Expect To Play Abomination Again In A Marvel Film

Tim Roth Says He Doesn't Expect To Play Abomination Again In A Marvel Film

Tim Roth played Emil Blonsky in 2008's The Incredible Hulk but like most of that film's cast, Roth says he probably won't be getting any phone calls from Marvel Studios to play Abomination again.

In a Reddit AMA, actor Tim Roth was asked whether he'll ever reprise his role as Abomination from 2008's The Incredible Hulk.  It's been nine years and aside from Bruce Banner and William Hurt's Thunderbolt Ross, none of the characters from the MCU's second release have been featured in other Marvel films.  With Banner highly visible in the public eye after events in The Avengers and Age of Ultron, one would think that The Leader or Betty Ross would have come knocking on the front door of Avengers Tower.

While Betty's absence is  a bit of a head-scratcher, The Leader aka Mr. Blue is probably still in S.H.I.E.L.D./U.S. government custody as witnessed in The Avengers prelude tie-in comic book, Fury's Big Week.  Similarly, Abomination was referenced as being in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody during the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is also presumable now in U.S. government custody.  They might even be somewhere on The Raft underwater prison featured in Captain America: Civil War.

Whatever Blonsky's current status is in the MCU, it sounds like Abomination will remain in limbo indefinitely.  "I don't think Marvel will ever use me again, but it would be fun," said Roth when asked about reprising the role.

Perhaps it has something to do with Universal Pictures still holding distribution rights for any solo Hulk films or perhaps Marvel wants you to forget that The Incredible Hulk exists and that Edward Norton originally played Banner before Mark Ruffalo. 

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