One of our highlights of Arrow Season 4 was ‘Taken’, during which Megalyn Echikunwoke made her live-action CW debut as Mari McCabe, aka Vixen, having previously voiced the character in the Vixen animated series on online channel CW Seed. It’s good news, then, that we will be seeing more of the character, as a report in TV Insider has confirmed that she will pop up in a regular role in Legends Of Tomorrow.
However, there’s a rather disappointing catch, as unfortunately Echikunwoke won’t be available due to her role in A&E’s comedy Step Sisters and some film projects she has planned. Instead, the character will reportedly be a past incarnation with ties to the modern-day version of the character (those of you who watch Legends Of Tomorrow will know that the show’s penchant for time travel makes this possible).
Granted, it’s not the ideal solution, and we’d much preferred that the original actress reprised her role, but on the plus side it leaves the option open for her to return at a later date. Plus, she will continue to voice the character in the Vixen animated series, so there’s always that.
There’s no other news yet on new casting additions/removals – SPOILERS AHEAD – (with the exception of Wentworth Miller, who will be taking on a more general role in Arrow), so we’ll assume that Arthur Darvill, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh and Victor Garber will all be reprising their roles (we’re less certain about Ciara Renee and Falk Hentshell, whose characters chose to remain behind in 2016) – SPOILERS END. However, considering the interesting developments in the Season 1 finale, we’re interested to see what Season 2 has in store.
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