Vixen Coming to Legends of Tomorrow
Vixen, the animal-powered superhero, will be joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in its next season. The character has previously appeared on an episode of the fourth season of Arrow as well as having her own short animated web series (which has a second season coming).
The problem here is casting. The cartoon was voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke, who also played the live-action version, as shown here in a promo art piece.
Unfortunately, the actress isn’t available, but hey, Legends is all about the time travel, so
the show instead plans to introduce a new Vixen who will actually be an old Vixen. Yep, thanks to Rip Hunter’s affinity for time-travel, we’re going to meet an earlier version of the character who may or may not share some sort of historical tie to Miss McCabe.
Echikunwoke will continue to voice the animated version. I’m glad they’re not recasting, because I liked her portrayal, and this means there’s still the possibility of her stepping back into a guest appearance if things work out in future.