Watch: ‘Incredible Hulk’ Villain Appears in Latest ‘Shang-Chi’ Trailer

The second full trailer for Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings has been released by Marvel Studios. The new trailer places the titular ten rings front and center, giving audiences a sneak peak of how the rings are used and what sort of power they possess. Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi faces off against his dad, Tony Leung’s The Mandarin, the wielder of the fabled ten rings.


Spoilers ahead though, right at the end of the trailer, however, comes the biggest surprise. Awkwafina’s Katy says “you got this” to Shang-Chi before we see what appears to be a Master of the Mystic Arts (Benedict Wong’s Wong?) in some sort of fighting arena surrounded by a cheering crowd. The sorcerer’s opponent in the fighting ring, however, is none other than Abomination, whose real name is Emil Blonsky.


Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Official Trailer


In “The Incredible Hulk,” Tim Roth played Blonsky, a Russian-born soldier in the UK’s Royal Marines Commandos who gets injected with serums and becomes Abomination, a monster with Hulk-like abilities. ngs.

Back in December 2020, when Kevin Feige was announcing the She-Hulk series and the cast, he announced that Roth would be back as the Abomination, so it’s not too strange to see him appearing here as well. A chance to establish what the character has been up to as well as show that the tournament is for more than just standard martial arts fighters. Plus, there is talk that Abomination will end up as part of the team that the Contessa (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is putting together. And it looks like they made the character a bit more comic accurate.


The other thing people noticed is who the Abomination is fighting in that quick look. While we don’t get a good shot of the person’s face, we do see their build and the fact that they’re creating a magical defensive shield identical to the kind taught at Kamar-Taj. Could this be Wong from the Doctor Strange franchise? The power set and build seem to match, and the actor who plays Wong, Benedict Wong, was seen hanging out with Shang-Chi himself Simu Liu in Sydney during filming. 


The film is set to premiere in theaters on September 3rd.

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