Tim Roth, who played Emil Blonsky/The Abomination in The Incredible Hulk, confirmed that Marvel has discussed reprising the role with him in future films, possibly including the impending Avengers live-action film, according to Sci-Fi Wire.
“They have, but in a very different way,” Roth said in a group interview at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., where he was promoting his Fox series Lie to Me. “I don’t want to get into it, but they signed me up for three [films].”
The Avengers will feature Iron Man, Thor and Captain America once they are established in their own individual movies. Other Marvel characters are less certain, up to this point, although The Incredible Hulk ended with a scene featuring Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) approaching Gen. Ross (William Hurt) about the “team” he’s putting together.
The Avengers is currently in preproduction, with a planned May 4, 2012 release date.