While it wasn’t widely publicized and marketed, The CW actually had a short animated spin-off of “Arrow” and “The Flash” air on their website this summer as part of CW Seed, their web series outlet. That technically makes “Vixen” the third series in their DC TV Universe, beating the upcoming “Legends of Tomorrow” by a few months. The episodes, of which there were 6, were pretty short, with the entire web series totally out at around 40 minutes. Both Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin also should up as guest voices of their respective characters, Green Arrow and The Flash.
The producers had already previously teased the possibility of Vixen, arriving in live action form on The CW. Now they are making good on that promise. Come the 15th episode of “Arrow” this season, Megalyn Echikunwoke will reprise her role from the animated web series in live action form. Vixen is coming to Star City!
Producer Marc Guggenheim spoke to TV Insider about it…
“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.”
Who is the superheroine known as Vixen? Also known as Marti McCabe, she has the ability to harness the power of animals and use those super-strengths to her advantage. These abilities are harnessed through an amulet that has been passed down through her family for generations. It made her a handful for Oliver Queen and Barry Allen on the animated series and I’m sure that will hold true in live action form as well, both for friends and foes.
The DC TV Universe is adding superheroes (and antiheroes) left and right these days. Green Arrow, The Flash, Black Canary, Speedy, Arsenal, John Constantine, The Atom, Jay Garrick, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, White Canary, Rip Hunter, Katana, Wildcat, Huntress, Doctor Light, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Atom-Smasher, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Mr. Terrific, Vixen, etc. I’d say they’ve more than beat DC’s film division to the punch. You’d think it might get crowded after awhile, but so far that hasn’t been the case.
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