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'Crimson Dynamo', the Marvel Comics' character debuting in the 1963 comic book "Tales Of Suspense" #46, will be the main villain in "Iron Man 2" for director Jon Favreau. The Marvel film production starts shooting this spring.
'Professor Anton Vanko' was a PhD Soviet scientist who constructed a suit wired to perform electrical tasks, making the wearer a human dynamo.
The Crimson Dynamo battle-suit enabled superhuman strength and durability, with an outer layer composed of a 'carborundum matrix' alloy. The suit was also fully-loaded with hand-blasters for firing high-frequency energy bolts, small missiles contained in the back shoulder area and rocket 'boot jets' for flight.
Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev impressed by the device's capabilities, challenged Vanko to wear the suit as the Crimson Dynamo and go to America to destroy Iron Man, sabotaging the defense efforts of 'Stark Industries'.
The first "Iron Man" feature grossed over $600 million worldwide.
Paramount Pictures will distribute "Iron Man 2", summer 2010...