This just in - DC's Legends of Tomorrow has enlisted Vixen as a series regular for its second season. However, there is a twist. Unfortunately, it will not be Megalyn Echikunwoke who plays her. According to TV Insider, the actress is very much in-demand these days as she recently wrapped on Damien and is now working in Atlanta on the comedy Step Sisters.
Thus, instead of a complete recast of the beloved character, Legends of Tomorrow will feature a different iteration of the character. Yep, you guessed it - thanks to the show's love of Time Travel, Rip Hunter and the gang will be taking the Waverider back in time to meet an earlier version of Vixen. It is unknown at this point if she will have any ties to Echikunwoke's version of the character: Mari McCabe. Casting is currently underway for the new Vixen.
The Vixen we know and love - Mari McCabe - is a Detroit vigilante imbued with the animalistic powers of a sacred totem. Megalyn Echikunwoke voices the character on Vixen - the CW animated web-series which is also a spin-off of Arrow and The Flash. She then later reprised the role in live-action fashion when she guest starred as Vixen/Mari McCabe on an episode of Arrow's fourth season. She certainly got to unleash her powers on Damien Darhk in what was one of the season's strongest episodes. Her performance was well-received by fans who speculated if we would see the character return to Arrow or star in Legends of Tomorrow or perhaps even a Birds of Prey spin-off series. It is unfortunate that she wont be returning at this time because quite frankly, she is amazing in the role! However, in a nice gesture, the creative team have left the door open for her to guest star on any of the Arrowverse shows if her scheduling works out. She will also continue to voice the character in Season 2 of Vixen. So it looks like we'll still have enough Vixen in our lives to make our Vixen-loving hearts happy!
It's definitely going to be amazing seeing a Vixen on Legends of Tomorrow. The mythical powers of the character should certainly add an interesting dynamic to the series! She'll be a welcome addition to the team!