Marvel’s Shang–Chi: New Poster Features Incredible Hulk’s Abomination Alongside Main Characters. By. Aeron Mer Eclarinal.
A new image for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film, provides fans another glimpse at Abomination, who last appeared in the MCU in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
Shang-Chi appears front and center on the image, with his father Wenwu looming over him, wearing the eponymous Ten Rings. The two struggled for the rings just above the title, with supporting characters from the film on each side, including Abomination on the bottom left.
The return of Abomination to the MCU in Shang-Chi was originally teased in the film’s first trailer’s stinger. Shang-Chi and his close friend Katy, represented by comedian Awkwafina, were present during a superpowered cage fight between a huge Hulk-like beast and a sorcerer resembling Doctor Strange. After much conjecture, Marvel Studios President/Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige confirmed that the sparring duo is Abomination from the Incredible Hulk and Doctor Strange’s sidekick Wong. Although it’s unknown whether actor Tim Roth would reprise his role as Abomination in Shang-Chi, he has been confirmed to reprise the character in the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk.
Benedict Wong, who plays Wong in the forthcoming martial arts superhero film, has also announced that he will make a cameo appearance in the film. “When Shang-Chi was occurring, I was ecstatic that it was happening, but I was disappointed that I wasn’t a part of it,” he explained. “Then came the phone call [from Marvel Studios]. ‘Yes!’ I said.” Wong will reappear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, after Shang-Chi.
The Incredible Hulk introduced Abomination to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Emil Blonsky, played by Roth, wanted to be injected with Bruce Banner’s blood in a power-hungry attempt to apprehend the Hulk, who was then represented by actor Edward Norton. This turned him into Abomination, a monster larger and more powerful than the Hulk. The two fought in Harlem’s streets, and Hulk triumphed; nevertheless, while he saved Abomination’s life, the villain hasn’t been seen since.