In the early years of the MCU, the Abomination was almost one of the founding members of the Avengers. However, a hero made sure that didn’t happen.
During the formative years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, several directions were taken to generate new ideas without dedicating an entire movie to them. One of those methods was the publication of comics that served as a bridge between certain films. These little stories weren’t necessary to prepare for the next movies on the studios’ roster, but they served as a great way for audiences to find out more about the ever-growing franchise.
Another great method was to create a series of short films called Marvel One-Shots, which originally appeared on Blu-ray releases of the movies. The first film The consultant, was one of the most crucial in the overall narrative, as it revealed how plans for the Abomination (Tim Roth) to be an Avenger were crushed. The short also explained why Tony Stark (Robert Downy Jr.) was sent to speak to General Ross (William Hurt) after the conclusion of The incredible Hulk.
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The short opened about SHIELD’s agent Jasper Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernández), who was awaiting the arrival of agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) at a restaurant. At this time, Coulson was the main link between the heroes and SHIELD and was the right-hand man to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). When the two met, the agents discussed the World Security Council’s desire to add a new member to the Avengers Initiative, Emil Blonsky, also known as the Abomination. However, for the Abomination to be officially added, SHIELD He had to send one of his own to convince Ross to hand it over.
In The incredible HulkBlonsky, who had been turned into a monstrous creature thanks to a mixture of Super Soldier Serum and Bruce Banner’s blood, was responsible for the destruction in Harlem, which put the lives of hundreds of civilians in danger. The Hulk eventually stopped him, but the World Security Council believed that the Abomination should be released from custody, exonerated, and deemed a war hero while pinning the entire event on Banner. As this did not sit well with Fury, Coulson and Sitwell devised a plan to send someone whom Ross found annoying to introduce him to the idea, thus preventing Ross from turning over Blonsky.
Tony Stark’s comments to the General on how he created a monster instead of a Super Soldier was exactly what was needed to ensure the success of the plan. General Ross got so mad at Stark that he asked to be escorted out of the bar they were in. Stark then retaliated by buying the bar and demolishing it. The job was one of many times viewers saw Stark solving SHIELD problems without wearing armor.
Since his first appearance in 2008, Blonsky has remained in custody for his actions. For many, his inactivity in the MCU has gone unnoticed thanks to the countless other characters that have been introduced since then. However, almost including him in the Avengers proved that the studio has never forgotten the character, and his moment to shine could return very soon.
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