MJF Explains Why His Scenes In Iron Claw Were Cut From The Film

MJF didn't end up having much of an on-screen performance in The Iron Claw

Several fans were excited to see MJF’s role in the Iron Claw film, with MJF taking up the role of Lance Von Erich. When it came to the final cut of the movie, it was a blink and you’ll miss it cameo for MJF, whose scenes were all but removed.

When speaking to Liam Crowley of Comicbook.com, MJF explained why his scenes didn’t end up making it to the film. 

“There most certainly is (an extended scene). I don’t know where it’s going to live. There was a scene where me and him (Zac Efron) were talking, but me and Sean both completely understood that listen, I want this film to succeed, and the film needed to be about the brothers. As fun as I had shooting that scene, realistically, it didn’t add to the overarching story and the importance of the story between the brothers and what they were going through in dealing with the pressures that their father put on them. It didn’t fit in the pieces of the puzzle.

“I’m sure that you’re going to find that there was a lot of stuff that got cut and it wasn’t because it wasn’t good. I think everything that was shot was absolutely fantastic. Not just my stuff, but every actor had stuff that got cut. It’s just like there’s only so much time. The story that’s most important is the brothers. That’s what it came down to. I couldn’t agree with Sean Durkin more on the decisions he made. The film is an absolute masterpiece.”

MJF also had the role of Executive Producer in the Iron Claw, having more of an influence than just playing a background character.

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