Razor Fist was supposed to die, according to a deleted scene from Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
During the film’s last battle in Ta Lo, Florian Munteanu’s Razor Fist is shown giving Awkwafina’s terrified Katy a pep talk, according to IGN. When Katy tells him, That she works as a valet and what is she doing there? to which he says, “And I’m an amputee from Romania who shouldn’t be here either,”. He then offers himself as a sacrifice to allow Katy enough time to get a bow before being abducted and killed by one of the soul eaters. The deleted sequence is equally unfinished, with a green screen and early effects visible throughout, and it was not included in the film’s final theatrical edit.
Prior to the theatrical release of Shang-Chi, Munteanu suggested that several Razor Fist scenes that didn’t make the final cut of the film would be available as additional content on the Blu-ray release.
“We had that big end battle, and you [originally] would have seen a bit more therefrom Razor Fist,” He stated, unable to provide any further details at the time. “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.”
Razor Fist, who first debuted in the movie in Shang-bus Chi’s battle scene, later appeared in the post-credit scene standing next to Xialing (Meng’er Zhang) when she takes over the Ten Rings after her father, Tony Leung’s Wenwu, died. The character’s path in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is clearly not yet complete.
“Pep Talk” is one of 11 deleted scenes from Shang-Chi that will be included on the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD editions of the film. On Nov. 30, it will be released with even more never-before-seen extra material and a joke reel.
Destin is the director of this film. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Daniel Cretton, is now available to stream on Disney+.