Omega Red Developed For Black Widow Sequel

Written by Edwin Francisco

Omega Red Developed for Black Widow Sequel

Omega Red is planned to be a villain in Black Widow 2.

Marvel Studios wants to introduce the mutant villain Omega Red in the MCU.

Omega Red may be mentioned in the Black Widow, but that is unknown for now.

Based on Geekosity‘s sources, his likely destination for now is Black Widow 2.

We don’t know if Scarlett Johansson will return as the Black Widow, or if Florence Pugh will take over.

Pugh is already reprising her role in Marvel’s Hawkeye mini-series as the Black Widow.

All of us have presumed that Black Widow is Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel swan song, which it still may be.

However, since Black Widow 2 is still in the early planning stages, nothing is set in stone for now.

All we know is that Marvel Studios wants Omega Red.

They want mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and introducing him in the Black Widow franchise is the most logical for him because of his Russian background.

In fact, comic-book collectors speculated Omega Red to appear in Black Widow because of his Russian connections.

We have been unable to confirm this. Nevertheless, they drove back-issue prices through the roof.

Writer John Byrne and artist Jim Lee co-created Omega Red for X-Men No. 4 in 1992.

Arkady Grigorievich Rossovich (also known as Omega Red) has the ability to emit lethal pheromones and kill anybody within his vicinity (called Death Factor).

Furthermore, this also gives him fast healing.

He has this craving to kill even at a young age, which is why his mother and brother was afraid of him.

That was even before his powers have manifested.

Omega Red Developed for Black Widow Sequel

Omega Red Developed for Black Widow Sequel

Image: Marvel Comics Group

His craving to kill never stopped, even when he joined the Russian Army where he became part of the GRU Spetsnaz.

After the military noticed his crimes of killing children, he was executed by the Red Army, but his mutant powers kept him from dying.

Because of this, he was quickly used for their super soldier program.

He was experimented on by the Soviet government and they gave him the name “Omega Red.”

He was attached with cybernetic enhancements with an experimental retractable tentacle using a synthetic metal called Carbonadium.

Carbonadium was Russia’s version of trying to replicate Adamantium.

The Carbonadium gave Omega Red focus on feeding on the life force of his opponents as he uses his Death Factor.

The more he feeds life, the faster he gets healed and gains more strength.

The side effect of the Carbonadium is that it slowly poisons him as well.

This makes him feel the need to kill even more.

He kills to keep himself alive.

To stabilize his condition, Omega Red needed the “Carbonadium Synthesizer.”

This is where he meets Wolverine, Maverick and Sabretooth, where the trio stole the device.

Omega Red was not able to get the device, but continuously searched for the trio believing that they know where the device is.

Omega Red died while fighting Wolverine.

Omega Red almost won with Wolverine wounded and holding a broken sword.

Omega Red was so confident that he can’t die that he gave Wolverine a chance to hit him.

Unknown to Omega Red, Wolverine’s broken sword was the mystical Muramasa Blade which will kill anything.

Once hit with the blade through Omega Red’s heart, his healing factor didn’t save him.

Omega Red Developed for Black Widow Sequel

Image: Marvel Comics Group

He died moments after that.

Years after his death, a crime syndicate called Solntsevskaya Bratva resurrected Omega Red with the use of black magic.

But his return was only temporary.

They solved this by the use of the powers of X-Men member Magik.

They lured the X-Men to Russia with the pretense of asking for help, then they were successful in capturing Magik to force her to abilities to restore Omega Red to his original self.

Even though the Russian Mafia was successful in restoring Omega Red, the X-Men was still able to defeat Omega Red and brought him to S.I.C.K.L.E. (Russia’s counterpart to S.H.I.E.L.D.).

Omega Red was able to get his lifelong goal of getting the “Carbonadium Synthesizer” with the help of Dracula (yes, that Dracula).

Dracula needed Omega Red’s help to get Wolverine’s blood so that he can inject it in himself.

This, in turn, makes Dracula invulnerable to sun light.

As soon as Omega Red got what he wanted, Dracula warned him that the Carbonadium Synthesizer has a detonator and told Omega Red that he still has use for him.

There are so many things that happened to this mutant.

Omega Red’s character has a rich history in the Marvel Universe, who wouldn’t want to see this popular villain on the silver screen?

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