Having voiced the animated incarnation on the CW Seed’s series “Vixen,” Megalyn Echikunwoke will now bring the character into the live-action “Arrow”/”Flash” on-screen universe with a guest stint on “Arrow” later this season.
Vixen will make her debut on the February 24th episode, the fifteenth, of Arrow’s current fourth season. When Echikunwoke was hired for the animated series gig it was suggested this eventuality was a strong possibility.
The character’s parents were killed in Africa by local corruption. As a result Mari McCabe (Echikunwoke) inherits her family’s Tantu Totem and gains the powers of the animal kingdom, using it to fight as Vixen and to stop threats like those that claimed her family.
Both Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin played their Arrow & Flash roles respectively on the web series which aired earlier this Fall.