Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings only recently hit theaters, but star Florian Munteanu is already talking about what didn’t make the cut. During a recent interview with ComicBookMovie, the former heavyweight boxer revealed that fans will be seeing much more of him when the film hits Blu-Ray. While Munteanu‘s presence was undoubtedly felt throughout the movie, his role essentially just functioned as an over-the-top bodyguard. Now, “Big Nasty” claims that he filmed a few Razor Fist scenes that would have expanded on the character’s backstory and motivations.
His spoiler-filled explanation begins,
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.
The last we see of the Ten Rings’ foremost mercenary, he’s aligned himself with the organization’s newest leader – the formidable Xialing. Munteanu continues his informative recount by stating that deleted scenes would have given audiences a better idea as to why Razor Fist was so loyal to both Xialing and his former boss, Wenwu.
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. [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.
It would appear that Razor Fist, often presented as the butt of the joke, may have a more tragic origin than initially believed. Luckily, he made it out of Shang-Chi alive, so there’s still hope some of that could be explored in a future MCU project. That is if it’s not on the DVD bonus features first.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is in theaters now.