The life of Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is made even more difficult in the second episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, "Superhuman Law," when she is required to represent the imprisoned super-villain Emil Blonsky/the Abomination as part of her first assignment at her new law office (Tim Roth).
Blonsky is really one of the oldest recurrent figures in the MCU, despite the fact that this is only Roth's third appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He made his debut in the second movie in the series back in 2008, and he has played a significant role in MCU history. Look no further if you need a refresher on him or want to know what he's been up to since making his most recent appearance in the franchise.
Shortly after Iron Man launched the MCU, The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, was published. In it, Blonsky is introduced as a British elite commando who has been assigned to a squad under the direction of a U.S. Army general named Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt).
Blonsky is chosen by Ross to lead a group tasked with apprehending Banner, who has evaded capture by the American government ever since his first catastrophic change into the Hulk.
Ross, on the other hand, fails to inform any of the soldiers of Banner's prowess, so when they first try to arrest him in Rio de Janeiro, the Hulk kills all but Blonsky's crew after Banner transforms out of fear.
Despite some conflict with Ross over his secrets, Blonsky decides to continue the operation out of a desire for retribution. Blonsky decides to receive an injection of one of the super-soldier serums after Ross informs him about its experimental iterations in the hopes that it will give him the strength to defeat the Hulk.
Blonsky puts up a great fight during their second confrontation, but the Hulk still has the upper hand and quickly throws Blonsky into a tree. The serum enables him to recover from this in an unrealistically short amount of time, but it also starts to change his body, particularly the way his spine looks.
Despite receiving a mixed response and Mark Ruffalo taking over Norton's role as Bruce, The Incredible Hulk has been frequently mentioned in subsequent MCU projects. Hurt reprised his role as Ross in four movies, beginning with 2016's Captain America: Civil War, before passing away, but Blonsky himself stayed off-screen for 13 years.