She-Hulk Star Teases Mark Ruffalo's Comedic Role In Disney+ Show

By Nathan Johnson Posted:
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She-Hulk is one of the many upcoming projects from Marvel Studios set to hit Disney+. The series is expected to be released in 2022, but new rumors suggest that it could possibly be moved back to 2023. As far as casting goes, Tatiana Maslany will be making her MCU debut as Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk, and will be accompanied by MCU veterans Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky.

Even though Roth hasn't made nearly as many appearances in the franchise as Ruffalo has, he has still been a part of the MCU since 2008's The Incredible Hulk. His latest credit was for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, where he was brought on to help with Abomination's brief appearance in Xialing's fight club.

Roth has stated how excited he is to be portraying the character again in She-Hulk, as well as how grateful he is to have Ruffalo's help. Filming for the series wrapped up in 2021, and according to Roth, it seems as though Ruffalo's humor will be on full display when it comes out on Disney+.

She-Hulk's Light-Heartedness

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight CanadaShe-Hulk actor Tim Roth sat down to talk about being back in the MCU as Emil Blonsky, also known as Abomination.

Roth was quick to praise fellow actor Mark Ruffalo, who is reprising his role as Bruce Banner in the upcoming series. He stated that Ruffalo "is incredibly funny," and seeing his work on-set "is something (he) will cherish:"

"With Mark [Ruffalo], Mark’s hilarious. I mean, the actual on-the-set visuals of him in his CG costume is something I will cherish. He is incredibly funny. He does not take it seriously. I mean, he takes the job seriously, but he doesn’t take himself seriously. He has a wit and gentleness, and the two of them together were very funny."

The Abomination actor also talked about how some directors would allow the cast to improvise some of their lines and scenes, which, in his words, made it "unusual" and "funny:"

"And we could improvise depending on whom we were working with on any particular day. Some of the directors that we worked with were up for improv, and that was funny. The idea of improvising with those characters in that situation was unusual, to say the least."

Getting the Band Back Together

When She-Hulk finally does hit Disney+, it will mark the first time since The Incredible Hulk in 2008 that Bruce Banner and Emil Blonsky are on-screen together. However, it is important to note that Ruffalo and Roth have never acted alongside one another in the MCU. Edward Norton is the actor who portrayed Bruce in The Incredible Hulk, and Ruffalo wasn't cast in the role until 2012's The Avengers.

While the nature of Roth's character isn't known just yet, he doesn't appear to be the villain of the show. That title will instead go to a character by the name of Titania, who will be played by actress Jameela Jamil.

In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Abomination participated in a fighting match with Benedict Wong's Wong, and after their match was over, it was revealed that the character was in some kind of confinement. It is unclear how he will be released, but Roth has let slip that he will be returned to his human form in some way. 

Overall, it seems as though She-Hulk will have its fair share of laugh-out-loud moments, and if fans have learned anything from MCU projects, it is that humor is always a key component.

She-Hulk is expected to release on Disney+ sometime later this year.

- About The Author: Nathan Johnson
Nathan is a writer at The Direct where he covers Star Wars, the MCU, and DC news. He joined The Direct in April 2021 and currently writes news and feature articles about all three brands mentioned above, but his main specialty is his knowledge about anything and everything Star Wars.