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When Tim Roth started shooting The incredible Hulk in the summer of 2007, Iron Man There was still almost a year to go before launching and launching what would quickly become the biggest franchise on the planet. Naturally, the actor had no idea how far things would go later, so he was understandably out of the loop when he made his comeback in She-Hulk: Lawyer.
Although his Abomination did make a cameo in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, it was just as a CGI creation, even if Roth provided the voices. In an interview with Forbes, the reserve dogs Y pulp fiction The student reflected on how much the MCU had changed in virtually every aspect when he returned to work with Marvel Studios.
“It’s as real as that gets right now. When we were initially doing it, it was quite unusual. was pre-Iron Man, and those Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau changed everything. To me, what we were doing felt like a big budget indie. I had a bit of that going on. Trying to bring that kind of world to life was good and crazy. Once again, it was one of those that I made for my children because I thought they would really like it in school since they were so much younger. Coming back, I didn’t know what to expect.
Once I started shooting on it, I didn’t know how to do my job and it was a bit unnerving. Tatiana Maslany is amazing, and she-hulk it’s a comedy, and she’s very good at comedy but, to be fair, she’s pretty, very good at everything. When Mark Ruffalo showed up to do his stuff that I was involved in and saw the two of them interacting, it was a dime-dropping moment for me and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s what we’re doing. Oh, okay’, and then I knew what to do. Basically, the first segment I was in, I got some serious instructions from them on how to go about our business there, and then it was all game time. It was fun.”
Of course, having co-starred opposite Edward Norton’s Bruce Banner, Roth couldn’t resist cracking a joke the first time he came face-to-face with Mark Ruffalo, who has been playing the part for over a decade at this stage. .
“Yeah, I was like, ‘You’ve changed!’ It’s kind of fun. We used to hang out and joke around between takes, and we had a good time. I have a lot of respect for Mark as an actor, so even under those weird and wonderful circumstances, that was a treasure.”
The incredible Hulk was completely ignored by the MCU in general for almost a decade, but She-Hulk: Lawyer brings the second installment in the franchise back to the fore, mirroring Roth’s own full circular experience.