The animated Vixen is heading to the live action Arrow

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Megalyn Echikunwoke voiced the character of Vixen in CW Seed?s animated series of the same name.  Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), and Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon) also lent their voices to the show.

The CW Seed (their digital only network) show focused on the female superhero known as Vixen.

Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe?s parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her.
Inheriting her family?s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals ? anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.

In a lovely turn of events, Echikunwoke will also be playing Vixen in the 15th episode of Arrow which should air near the end of February.

?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,? says Marc Guggenheim, executive producer of both shows.

As Vixen has already interacted with some of the main characters in Arrow it will be great to see what reference is made to their animated adventures.

I love how The CW is building this superhero universe.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Via TV Insider

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