The Arrowverse as it is called made a huge bid to try and expand its hero ranks this year, as it began the process of creating the “Legends of Tomorrow”, and introduced a new series via the CW’s webseries Vixen, based on the popular DC character.
Now, Vixen was an animated series, which had very short episodes to introduce the character of Mari McCabe. But now, Vixen is coming to live-action for the first time ever, and she’ll do it on Arrow this season.
According to TVInsider, the character will arrive on the 15th episode of Arrow Season 04, which should air sometime in late February. This is a first for the Arrowverse, as the character, and the interactions with both Team Arrow and Team Flash, has only occurred in animated form, the jump to live-action is huge for numerous reasons. One might even wonder if the CW is vying for a possible live-action series for Vixen if her response with fans is big enough.
“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,” producer Marc Guggenheim said.
Arrow Season 04 will return on January 20th.