Live-Action Vixen to Guest Star on Arrow Season 4

Friday, 18 December 2015 - 1:21PM
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Friday, 18 December 2015 - 1:21PM
Live-Action Vixen to Guest Star on Arrow Season 4
Fresh off of voicing the titular superhero of the CW Seed animated series, Megalyn Echikunwoke is set to guest star on Arrow as Mari McCabe, aka Vixen. 

Vixen is a DC Comics heroine who is orphaned by local criminals in Africa and inherits her parents' Tantu Totem, which affords her the ability to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth. The animated series was part of the expanded Flarrowverse, as the character interacted with familiar characters like Oliver Queen, Barry Allen, Felicity Smoak, and Cisco Ramon, all voiced by their live-action counterparts. The show didn't make a huge splash, but it was well-received and well-watched for an animated web series. 

Now, TV Insider reports that Megalyn Echikunwoke is set to reprise the role on the 15th episode of Arrow's fourth season, tentatively scheduled to air on February 24. 

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"We're not only thrilled to be further expanding our DC television universe by bringing in the live-action incarnation of the CW Seed hit, Vixen, we're immensely excited that Megalyn will be revisiting her role as Mari McCabe," said Marc Guggenheim, executive producer of Arrow and Vixen.
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It will be great to see Vixen on Arrow, as she's an interesting character, and we need more female superheroes of color on the DC and Marvel landscape. Hopefully it will be on more than one episode, although Arrow seems pretty chock-full of super characters already. It would probably make more sense to bring her in for the second season of Legends of Tomorrow, since it will follow an anthology format.

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