Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Eh, a red star is generic enough to have more meanings beyond "USSR," so that one gets a free pass....it's not like it's a sickle and hammer sticker on his arm.
I'd be happy as a clam if they *do* keep the Russian angle as an homage to Brubaker; I just don't see any evidence at all of that happening. Plus, Marvel Studios has been pretty PC in not trying to offend any one particular ethnicity in their movies (Chinese, Germans, Arabs, etc.).
Maybe the Russians just built the arm, or maybe Ivan Vanko's Dad did before he defected.
The star is just there to represent Russian Technology!