Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the film that recently introduced the new character Shang-Chi and his fantastic universe with its theatrical release this past September, had planned a surprising scene that connected directly with the origins of the MCU, that is, the first film of Hombre de Hierro. It is a scene deleted from the original montage that has now transcended thanks to the domestic edition in Blu-ray of the film and its extra content. Let’s see what explained this unpublished scene so far.
Spoilers notice about Shang-Chi
To narrate this deleted scene we must resort to spoilers about the movie. Said scene, titled Do it yourself (Do it yourself), occurs right after the flashback of the murder of Ying Li, the Mandarin’s wife (the real one, of course). This death causes Wenwu to retrieve the Ten Rings to return to their criminal activities and world domination from the shadows, something he put aside when forming his family.
This scene shows us the Mandarin speaking with a leader of the Iron band, who tells him about his recent trip to Afghanistan and his encounter with Race, the leader of the organization of the Ten Rings in that country and that Marvel fans will remember as the Tony Stark kidnapper at the beginning of Iron Man. While there is no direct mention of Tony Stark or the attack on the military convoy, fans of the MCU will be aware of the connection to the first part of Iron Man.
Eventually, this connection to the first part of Iron Man was scrapped from the final theatrical cut, albeit thanks to the Blu-ray edition of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, we already have one more detail of this universe so rich and connected to each other.
Source | Screen Rant