Could The Abomination be an Avengers Villain?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 4:36 pm,

avengers tim roth the abomination Could The Abomination be an Avengers Villain?

In one of last summer’s Marvel movies, The Incredible Hulk, we got to see the Hulk fight a worthy supervillain in the form of The Abomination whose alter ego, Emil Blonsky, was played by the talented Tim Roth.

SCI FI Wire was in attendance for the Television Critics Association summer press tour this past week and participated in a group interview with Tim Roth who was there for his TV series, Lie to Me. In the interview, Roth could not escape being questioned about his future with Marvel.

In the interview, Roth was asked about his contract with Marvel Studios and if they’ve approached him about doing more movies with them.

“They have, but in a very different way… I don’t want to get into it, but they signed me up for three [films].”

Not surprising considering all of the latest Marvel Studios contracts have included options for multiple films. We saw Samuel L. Jackson sign a whopping 9-picture contract which will undoubtedly see him have roles in every upcoming Marvel film for the next few years. We also know that Scarlett Johansson has a multi-picture deal and will likely have an appearance in the Avengers film after her Black Widow makes her debut next summer in Iron Man 2.

Roth was then asked for more detail on whether his talks with Marvel were for future Hulk installments and/or for a role in Avengers, and he responded only by saying, “It could be anything.”

Well, he’s sure keeping in tune with his co-star from The Incredible Hulk, Edward Norton, who’s been tight-lipped about his future with Marvel as well. No confirmations or denials from either which makes me hopeful to see them both return.

Could the Abomination be one of the villains to appear in The Avengers? Or could the talks just be for a future Hulk movie? If Tim Roth were in recent discussions with Marvel, the timing’s a little weird to talk about The Incredible Hulk 2 with all of focus being spent on the many confirmed films currently in development, and since we know it won’t happen till after The Avengers (if it happens at all).

Roth is a talented actor and he played his role perfectly in The Incredible Hulk, helping make it the solid film it was. If he is to come back for more, the character will probably differ from the comics so, like the Hulk, he could transform back to his alter ego, Emil Blonsky.

There’s a ton of questions surrounding the villain of the Avengers team-up film, let alone the roster of heroes which has still yet to be confirmed. Here’s hoping to see Hulk be a part of that.

Where do you think Roth could appear next and are you excited to see him back or is this news just an Abomination?

The Avengers is scheduled for a May 4, 2012 release.

Source: SCI FI Wire

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  1. Very Good News!

    [edited by Rob for saying “first” … and spelling it wrong]

  2. SO why would the Avengers need to take down Abomination if Hulk can and already has beat him on his own?

  3. Well sin, technically the article says “an” Avengers villain, not THE Avengers villain… 😛

  4. @ KenJ

    True, Im just asking why Abomination is to be considered when Hulk alone can beat him (and already has), as well as probably Thor. The whole Avengers team is not needed for Abomination, and I could only see abomination being in the film as a henchmen, hence another Villain running the show. The Villain(s) needs to be some one bigger (not meaning size wise) and stronger than Abomination/stronger than each Avengers team member individually for it to work.

  5. I hope so…I always wondered what they will do w/ The Abomination after Hulk let him live, though I thought it would have been better if Hulk just snapped his neck w/ that chain.

  6. @Matt

    I always thought the whole “no, don’t be a monster” thing was a little too hippy, how are they supposed to contain that thing? I would have condoned him killing him…

  7. Sounds like good news to me. Personally I liked the Incredible Hulk movie and Abomination was a big part why. I had to read the title of this article twice also before I was like “oh, “an” Avengers Villain.” As the lead villain I say no but as one of the adversaries sure I don’t see anything wrong with that.

  8. It’ll be funny if it was a cameo, like the Avengers is standing around discussing what to do next and then out of nowhere The Abomination crashes through a bus or something, followed by the Hulk, and they just continue fighting in the background, the members of the Avengers turn to look for a few seconds, and as their fighting goes off-screen, they all turn back and it’s like “anyway, like I was saying…”


    lol, just kidding of course, don’t want to turn the movie into a joke, but that would be kind of entertaining…

  9. i think the guy in the end of hulk the scientist that helps abomination should be the bad guy as his head starts to mutatnt , he could be “the leader” one of hulks enemies idk, unless they use him for the next hulk movie

  10. Sounds cool. He could even be the anti-hero.

    Avengers is going to rock!

  11. The Hulk himself would make an awesome villain for the Avengers to fight. He always did in the comics. But I think Ultron would be even better. It’s a nice way to introduce Hank Pym “Giant Man” to the Marvel Movie universe. And the sequel can have the Vision in it, made from the remains of Ultron…. After the Hulk tears him apart of course.

  12. @ rom,

    We differ from Coming Soon a little bit in that we don’t support bootlegged footage, nor do we support people saying “first” in our comments.

  13. @ SIN187UM,

    Like Ken J said, IF he were in the movie, he’d be one of many villains who works for the main baddie. It’s not like the Hulk took him down easy, who knows who’d win round 2 😉

  14. I cant wait for The Anvengers to come out. I could see Tim Roth return as Abomination in somewhat a minor role. They’ve talked about Hulk putting up a fight w/ the rest of the Avengers but said someone else would be pulling strings to get Hulk to do their dirty work. And maybe Abomination could have a stake at that of makin sure Hulk does what he’s expected to do while at the sametime hold a grudge for his previous defeat at the end of The Incredible Hulk film.

  15. If the hulk took him down alone how would he
    have any chance against a team of superheroes? That’s the bad part about the avengers movie. How does any enemy have a chance?

  16. @ The Critic
    From the way people at Marvel Talked, there could be more than on baddie in the film. Like i said before, someone will most likely be pulling strings and be using Hulk as pawn against the Avengers. And i stated that Abomination could have a role in that film, minor or not. Keep in mind that The Avengers film isnt till 2012 which is still over 3 years away from now.

  17. LMAO!!! Edited by Rob for saying first and spelling it wrong. Alot of people were saying he was just gonna voice him but im pretty sure they wouldnt need to bring him back just for that. Maybe he goes back to being human??? IDK and my brain hurts :(

  18. @chrisj
    isn’t Thor supposed to be some god-like character? How is any enemy supposed to be able to take on Thor plus iron man the hulk and whoever else? I don’t see the avengers working out very well.

  19. @ The Critic
    Marvel hasnt announced who the main villain will be. It could be anyone thats been mentioned as a idea for the film from Thor’s brother Loki to Red Skull etc. They still have to make Captain America, Ant-man, & Thor’s movies before they even get to the filiming stages. Like i said, the film is a way’s away still and anything can change till then. you have you opinion but alot of people see the movie being a hit at the box office.

  20. I don’t think it’s possible to have “too many” heroes in the Avengers. In a lot of these teaming up kinds of movies, the majority of the conflict comes from within the group for the first 2 acts and then they unite for the common villain in the end. In the comic, the hulk was one of the main “villains” or adversaries, rather, for the avengers. I was talking to my brother, who had most of the original avengers comics, and he told me the story of Thor fighting against hulk. Thor may be god-like, but hulk borders that same type of power. the story goes that no one can lift Thor’s hammer except Thor himself, but the hulk actually gets so strong that he lifts the hammer and throws it back at Thor after an attack. amazing? plus, we still need captain america (though we DON’T need ant-man). Loki isn’t all that good of a brother for Thor, so he could be a part of the bad side, plus Ultron and the guy who got the hulk serum in his brain in incredible hulk…hopefully that’ll bring some excitement back into it!!

  21. I was actually thinking last week The Abomination might be the way to go .
    the chracter is a bridge to the last Hulk film and he exisits because of a super soldier serum which gives him a link to Captain America as well.

  22. General Thade rules!

    Wait, wrong film…..

  23. the commando hulk thing the general uses in the comics could work, they take abomination in and use mind contriol or something idk i hope they dont stuff up the movie by adding to much bad guys or just one uber boss that take ages to kill

  24. I think they said that Thor is supposed to have “god-like” powers, but he’s not actually a god, I read somewhere that Kenneth Branagh wants to make his powers be backed by science, just a level of science we not yet understand. So he wouldn’t be completely indestructible with infinite powers, he’ll just be really really really powerful…

  25. @ The Critic,

    The Avengers team has been fighting worthy villains for years in the comics.

    The movie won’t be them teaming up against one bad-guy brute like The Abomination. It’ll be a group like Hydra or some evil leader behind the scenes pulling the strings of others, etc.

    The movie is designed to have our heroes all introduced before it even comes out, so there won’t be a need for screen time spent on origin stories for all our characters, just the villains. It’ll be about them teaming up, us meeting a bunch of bad dudes, then good guys fighten’ them :)