Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will finally be out in theaters later this week. It’s the first MCU movie to debut only in theaters since Spider-Man: Far From Home in Summer 2019, and the first film to be focused around a single new protagonist since Doctor Strange in 2016. Here are four Marvel films you should check out in order to get ready for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The Incredible Hulk
Going all the way back to 2008 before Mark Ruffalo was even a glimmer in the eye of Kevin Feige, Edward Norton was the actor to bring Bruce Banner to life on the big screen in The Incredible Hulk — not to be confused with the 2003 Universal Pictures movie simply titled Hulk. But Banner’s nemesis in this movie is the focus of the topic at hand today.
As was revealed in an earlier trailer for Shang-Chi, Tim Roth will be reprising his role as Emil Blonsky who is better known by his more beefy alter-ego’s name, Abomination. However, the general design for the 2021 version of Abomination appears to be slightly closer to the original designs from the comics.
There’s no indication yet if Tim Roth will make an appearance as the un-hulked-up version of Emil Blonsky. But we can tell for sure that Shang-Chi won’t be the last time we see Abomination back in the MCU. As of right now, he’s already confirmed to be a part of the She-Hulk Disney+ series coming next year. So even if you won’t be able to catch Shang-Chi in theaters, it’s not a bad idea to get caught up on Blonsky’s backstory.
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