With the recent addition of Liv Tyler as Betty Ross, THE INCREDIBLE HULK cast is filling out quickly as Tim Roth is in talks to play bad guy Emil Blonsky, aka Abomination, reports VARIETY. Roth would join Tyler and Ed Norton (Bruce Banner/Hulk) in the Marvel Studios production. TRANSPORTER 2 helmer Louis Leterrier is directing and Universal Pictures will release the film on June 13, 2008.
In the comics, Blonsky was a KGB agent who exposes himself to gamma rays on purpose to gain the same strength of the Hulk. However, when the experiment results in him permanently stuck in his non-human form, he heads out after Hulk/Banner, blaming the scientist for his condition.
Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd and Marvel's Kevin Feige are producers. Jim Van Wyck, David Maisel, Ari Arad and Stan Lee will exec produce. Zak Penn penned the screenplay.