SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: Simu Liu speaks onstage at Funko: Pop Talk Live! Panel during 2022 Comic-Con International: San Diego at San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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After being introduced in 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” antagonist Emil "Abomination" Blonsky, unexpectedly resurfaced in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," leaving many fans wondering why. Now it appears that reintroducing the villain was part of a bigger plan.
The next stage of Marvel villain Abomination's return to the frontlines of the MCU is, of course, the character's supporting role in "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law." Disney+ superhero comedy writer Jessica Gao wrote Abomination in her first draft of the show, despite knowing if the character was available to use. The gamble, it turns out, paid off.
Not only did she secure permission to use Abomination in "She-Hulk" but Kevin Feige decided to reintroduce the character well before the show dropped. Gao explained, “Because everything in Marvel is connected, that was actually why he then was put in 'Shang-Chi' because he was in our show. That way, it was kind of to seed him so that people can get excited but also remember him.”