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Why Wong And Abomination's Fight In Shang-Chi Could Mean More Than You Think

Contains spoilers for "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is a superhero origin story, which means that although it takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it mostly focuses on new characters and their stories. However, Marvel Studios knew they had to throw in some familiar faces for the longtime fans, and one such face was that of Wong (Benedict Wong). The sorcerer jumps through a portal to fight the Abomination in an illegal fight club match during the film.

In the scene, Wong creates a portal right as Abomination's fist is about to hit him. The creature ends up getting hit with his own fist as it enters through a different portal right above his face and knocks him out. Wong and Abomination make up their differences after the fight, with the former comforting the creature as he holds a comically small cup for his monster-sized hands. As funny as it was, the battle between the two could have more significance to it than you think.

Abomination hasn't been seen in the MCU since 2008

Although Wong has been in three semi-recent MCU films, including "Doctor Strange," "Avengers: Infinity War," and "Avengers: Endgame," Abomination hasn't been in any other properties since his debut in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk." Tim Roth plays the British Royal Marine Emil Blonsky, who permanently transforms himself into Abomination through experiments similar to those creating Bruce Banner's Hulk. This was back when the Hulk was played by Edward Norton and not Mark Ruffalo.

It appears that Roth is reprising his role 13 years later, and "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is just the beginning. We're likely to learn more about what Abomination's been up to for all this time and how he and Wong appear to have become friends outside the ring. Wong is set to appear in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness," whereas Abomination will return in the upcoming Disney+ series "She-Hulk." The duo's fight in "Shang-Chi" was the perfect way to reintroduce Abomination in the MCU before he's set to play a bigger role in "She-Hulk."