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Why Abomination Isn't Necessarily To Be Trusted According To Tim Roth

With the debut of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," Disney+ has a new superhero in the mix of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) has notable familial connections to her fellow Hulk, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), which means she has a notable connection to her latest client: Emil Blonsky a.k.a Abomination (Tim Roth). The soldier-turned-monster has returned to the MCU for the third appearance since his debut outing in "The Incredible Hulk," following a cameo role in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" last year. Now, Jennifer is serving as his attorney, with Episode 3 chronicling her mission to prove that he has his Abomination side under control, eventually helping him to earn his freedom.

All of this seems like it should be good news for Jennifer, but things may not be what they seem in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe outing. In fact, despite the apparent shift to a life of good behavior, it appears that there may be something brewing within Blonsky that She-Hulk will need to keep an eye on. In fact, according to Roth, Abomination should not be fully taken at his word, and should not be trusted.

Tim Roth suggests that Emil Blonsky may have ulterior motives, despite his friendly demeanor

While Abomination has returned and appears to be fully reformed, Tim Roth doesn't want fans to believe everything that he says or does on the show. In fact, during a recent interview with Screen Rant, Roth noted that Blonsky may not be the most trustworthy figure.

The actor said, "What I loved was—and I encouraged it, and I hope this is there—dancing on a knife's edge. When he says something about his changes or treatment; when he's doing all of that... Is he though? And they believe him! So, that's good. But where do we go with that? I love having that in the character. If you have mastered the monster, which he claims he has, then he has it under control. But control to do what? Control of what and to what end? And that's the journey. It's such fun."

Given that quote, there may be some truth to the fact that Blonsky now has full control of Abomination. However, Roth seems to suggest that the ex-soldier was not entirely forthcoming in his parole hearing, which may cause problems for Jennifer (or Bruce) somewhere down the line. This raises the question as to whether or not the inhibitor he now has to wear will be enough to prevent him from causing chaos in the episodes to come.

Roth has a history of playing characters who cannot be trusted

The fact that Emil Blonsky may be hiding an ulterior motive may not come as a surprise to some viewers. After all, Abomination is a longtime Hulk villain and therefore it would make sense for him to be up to something. Moreover, this would also be consistent with a longtime tradition for Tim Roth to play characters who are hiding something.

This longtime trend is perhaps the clearest in Roth's collaborations with legendary director Quentin Tarantino. Across his appearances in films including "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," and "The Hateful Eight," Roth consistently played characters who had more going on than initially met the eye. In "Reservoir Dogs," this took the form of Roth's character (Mr. Orange) secretly hiding his identity as a cop from the rest of his heist crew. In "Pulp Fiction," he shows up in the story as a seemingly innocuous diner patron before pulling a gun and attempting to rob the establishment. Lastly, in "The Hateful Eight," he played a deadly cowboy secretly masquerading as a wealthy gentleman.

Does all of this guarantee that Emil Blonsky will follow in this tradition and reveal himself to have nefarious intentions that put Jennifer Walters in danger? At this point, it remains unclear. With that said, Roth's comments about whether Abomination can be trusted should leave fans wondering what the future may hold for the character and his relationship with the law as the show progresses through its story.