"The Incredible Hulk" Has A Villain!Tim Roth is poised to battle Ed Norton's Bruce Banner in the re-imagining/sequel to 2003's "Hulk," in which he'll play ex-KGB supervillain Emil Blonsky...AKA Abomination!
According to comics lore, baddie Blonsky turns into the Hulk-like mean machine known as Abomination after deliberately exposing himself to the same radiation that transformed Banner. Unlike the Hulk, Abomination can't revert to human form and consequently blames Banner for his condition.
Fans familiar with the comics plotline know that Abomination is involved with both Bruce Banner/Hulk and his leading lady, Betty Ross (we won't say any more), but who knows what screenwriter Zak Penn ("X2," "X-Men: The Last Stand") has got covered in his script.
Roth in this month's "Even Money"
What we do know now is that the story will pick up with Banner on the run from the military, trying to find a cure for his affliction along the way. Liv Tyler is onboard to star as Betty Ross, and "Transporter" director Louis Leterrier is at the helm.
Filming is set to begin in June, with a June 13, 2008 release planned.