Shang-Chi: Deleted Scene Details Reveal True Backstory of Razor Fist

By Russ Milheim Posted:
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the latest movie from Marvel Studios, and it looks to be another resounding success. Not only did the film premiere to gushing reactions, but its box office performance caused shock waves across the industry.

The film introduces Shang-Chi, a brand-new mainstay MCU hero, alongside the fantastical world that comes with him. This all goes down thanks to Wenwu, the titular hero's father, who suddenly reemerges back into his life, dragging him into the adventure which unfolds within the movie's runtime.

While Wenwu is the core antagonist, there was another who showed up several times as a thorn in everyone's sides: Razor Fist. The henchman with a blade for an arm was the source of several key conflicts within the movie. 

Not much is revealed about him in the film, and all audiences know is that he works for Wenwu as his right-hand man.

Thanks to the actor behind the character himself, it seems that some deleted scenes will reveal more backstory for the character.

Shang-Chi Deleted Scene Revealed

Razor Fist

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Florian Munteanu, who plays Razor Fist in the film, sat down and talked with, where the actor revealed that audiences "would have seen a bit more... [of] Razor Fist" in that big end battle:

"We had that big end battle, and you [originally] would have seen a bit more there from Razor Fist... I’m looking forward to people seeing that because there was a reason why he replaced his blade with the dragon sword and fights with two swords, but I don’t want to spoil too much and I don’t want to give away too much."

Munteanu went on, revealing that "Wenwu gave [Razor Fist] a new life and purpose and a home:"

"I always call [him] stepdad because, at the end of the day, Wenwu gave him a new life and purpose and a home. He trained him and took him away from the streets. That’s also something you will see in the bonus material," Florian explained. "[Xialing's] his daughter, so there’s more meaning to that than just following a new leader, but we’ll have to see what happens."

Razor Fist Fleshed Out

It makes sense why Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton chose to shave off some scenes which focused on Razor Fist. After all, the character's purpose in the story is really that of a henchman—the threat right before the real one comes in, in this case, Wenwu.

That said, it still would have been great to learn more about Razor Fist. It's never bad to have more realized characters within a story; something the MCU doesn't mind stretching out over time, however, even if that means taking some of the focus out in one place and saving it for later. 

At the end of the film, Xialing is on the throne of the Ten Rings, with Razor Fist at her side. It will be interesting to see what happens to him next and if the character starts hugging that anti-hero line. 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now playing exclusively in theaters worldwide.

Release Date
September 03, 2021
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