Most of the major villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been killed off, but there are still a handful of baddies still breathing. One of those is Emil Blonsky, a.k.a. The Abomination, who clashed with Bruce Banner's monstrous identity in The Incredible Hulk after combining a flawed super soldier serum with Banner's gamma-irradiated blood. Nearly 10 years have passed since that movie came out, and Blonsky is still out there, but for those of you who've been itching to see Abomination back on the big screen, actor Tim Roth is doubtful that will happen. He said:
When we left off with Emil Blonsky in The Incredible Hulk, he'd just been defeated by The Hulk in Harlem, and although the Green Goliath originally planned on killing his bony nemesis, Betty Ross talked him out of it. The comic book The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week showed that S.H.I.E.L.D. locked Blonsky up in its Vault prison, and the short film The Consultant revealed that the World Security Council had tried to free him from imprisonment and put him on the Avengers team, believing that Hulk was more at fault for the destruction in Harlem. That plan was foiled thanks to Phil Coulson, Jasper Sitwell and Tony Stark, and presumably (even with the collapse and reformation of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Blonsky is still in custody.
Given how much time has passed since The Incredible Hulk and how Marvel has no plans to release another standalone Hulk movie, it's understandable why Tim Roth said in his Reddit AMA that he doesn't think he'll be asked to reprise Abomination. There were discussions about bringing the character back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but nothing ever surfaced from that. However, let's not forget that Captain America: Civil War brought back William Hurt to play Thunderbolt Ross, this time as the Secretary of State rather than an obsessed general. There may come a time when one of the Marvel bigwigs decides they want to fit Abomination into a non-Hulk centric movie, and if that happens, it sounds like Tim Roth is willing to give it another go. Of course, even with no new Hulk movie coming, we still hope that he and Abomination can have a re-match one of these days. Oh, and if Abomination does return, maybe he can bring Tim Blake Nelson's Samuel Sterns with him so we can finally see what Sterns looks like as The Leader.
If it's announced that Tim Roth will reprise Abomination, we'll be sure to let you know about it. For now, Marvel fans can look forward to seeing Hulk back in action this November for Thor: Ragnarok, as well as in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
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