Writer Explains Why She-Hulk’s Abomination Is A Little Different?
She-Hulk: Lawyer writer Jessica Gao explains why She-Hulk‘s Abomination differs from the appearance of the character in The Incredible Hulk.
Disney+ She-Hulk: Lawyer Not only gives us new characters like She-Hulk and Titania, but also brings back a villain from over a decade ago. The Marvel show follows the story of Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Bruce Banner’s cousin and a defense attorney representing superpowered individuals in court. In this premise, we got to see Emil Blonsky again, more commonly known as Abomination.
Tim Roth reprises his role as a former British Royal Marines commando whose task was to capture Bruce Banner. The character first appeared in the year 2008 The Incredible Hulkheadlining Edward Norton, who played Bruce Banner/Hulk.
This wasn’t Blonsky’s first appearance in the MCU, as he first appeared in a cameo appearance in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. In the scene, we saw the MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme Wong (Benedict Wong) battling the gigantic villain.
But unlike the initial characterization of the character, She-Hulk’s Abomination is quite different. Some fans pointed out the difference in Blonsky’s rather laid-back personality – in contrast to his aggressive disposition in The Incredible Hulk. The character seemed to turn over a new leaf while even on parole from the maximum security prison due to his good behavior.
Write explains what is different in She-Hulkit’s the abomination
She-Hulk: Lawyer Writes Jessica Gao Explains How She-Hulk’s Abomination became the version it is now. Gao mentioned in an interview that she found it enjoyable to “make him have fun” and show “a different side” of the character. She goes on to say that the changes in his temperament could be the result of the years he lived after the events of The Incredible Hulk. Read Gao’s statement below:
“I just thought…it would be really fun to pull this character, who was such an indelible part of Hulk lore, and bring him into this Hulk show. But also to have fun with this character, because we saw him so long ago we also saw him in such a serious way. It would be so nice to have him come in and have fun with it and let him play with this character and show you a different side, because there’s a long period of time.
“Anything could have happened to this man in the past 14 years. People change, especially if they’ve been sitting somewhere in a holding cell. We don’t know what happened in all that time and the People go through these kinds of changes after something this huge happened to them – and then they had to sit still for over a decade.
Gao hasn’t revealed anything major about Blonsky’s background in recent years. But it seems the years he spent inside prison have changed Blonsky, bringing out a calmer, more pleasant persona out in the open. Given that the character’s return to Marvel is a huge thing, She-Hulk’s Abomination could play something pivotal in the series.
The character’s future in the MCU
The apparent change of She-Hulk‘s Abomination could play a vital role in Abomination’s future in the MCU. It’s no surprise that the return and introduction of many popular villains and anti-heroes to MCU is a step towards MCU. Love at first sight.
With the Love at first sight slated for release on July 26, 2024, it makes sense that Abomination could also appear in the film. While there’s no official list of characters that will appear in the film yet, we can only guess that Blonsky will return in this film as well. It’s also safe to assume that Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo will be involved in this film after his well-received appearance in Captain America and the Winter Soldier.
Meanwhile, catch more Abomination in She-Hulk: Lawyer on Disney+.
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