When The CW announced they would be bringing DC Comics first African-American superheroine to life on the animated series “Vixen”, everyone wondered if she would ever make the jump to live action television.
The CW announced today via TVInsider, that Vixen would indeed be joining the DC universe in episode 14 of “Arrow.” Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voiced Vixen in the animated CW Seed series, will reprise her role as Mari McCabe.
Since Mari/Vixen already met the characters from Team Flash and Team Arrow on the animated series, it makes sense that she would connect with them again. HitFix Harpy already speculated earlier this year why Vixen is an important character to include on shows like “Arrow” and “The Flash”.
“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,” – Marc Guggenheim, EP of “Arrow”
“Arrow” returns to The CW on January 20, 2016.