Now that the cinema has taken its first steps towards recovery from Covid, Marvel has quickly ramped up publicity for the next films in the MCU and thanks to some new promotional artworks for their highly anticipated Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings, we have a new one look at the villain, Razor Fist.
The character of Razor Fist first appeared in the 1970s and was the creation of Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy during their tenure in the Shang-Chi comic series Master of Kung Fu. As if it wasn’t clear enough, the hitman’s name refers to the steel knives he has instead of the hand. The character will be played by Florian Munteanu in the upcoming movie, in which he is hired to kill Shang-Chi, and has already been seen in action against the eponymous hero in the Shang-Chi teaser trailer.
The artwork is most likely one of the designs used by clothing manufacturers producing tie-in merchandise for the film, and of course, items featuring the villains of these films are always in as much demand as the heroes. Who wouldn’t want to be seen with such a cool looking villain on their shirt?
In a bold statement, Marvel Studio’s Jonathan Schwartz told Entertainment Weekly that the action sequences in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are among the best seen in the MCU to date. Within a fairly short time of the phenomenal battle scenes from Infinity War and Endgame, that would suggest that we are really in for something special if it turns out to be true.
“I think this is the best action [Marvel has] ever did, “he said in the interview.” Every punch makes sense, every fighting style makes sense, and the story is told in such a great way visually. “
He went on to discuss what audiences can expect from the storyline: “The core of Shang-Chi’s arc in the comics is really a family drama. broken family and this really dark, even violent family background and see what that does to a child over time. “
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings introduces the character Shang-Chi to the MCU, played by Simu Liu, who is forced to stand up and face his past while discovering the mysterious organization Ten Rings. It’s not the first time the dark group has been mentioned in the Marvel Universe, having had passing references in a number of other films, and its first major appearance was in Iron Man 3, where Robert Downey Jr’s armored Avenger went up. against what was for a time believed to be the leader of the Ten Rings, The Mandarin. As it turned out, The Mandarin in that movie, played by actor Ben Kingsley, was an imposter, allowing the real Mandarin to appear in Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, played by Tony Leung.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is the second film in phase 4 of the MCU and will hit theaters on September 3. It is one of the first films to be shown exclusively in cinemas for 45 days before making the switch to streaming. Will Shang-Chi be one of the first movies you will see on the big screen? Marvel certainly hopes.