DC Comics' Vixen Joins Team "Arrow"

Fri, December 18th, 2015 at 9:17am PST | Updated: December 18th, 2015 at 9:59am

Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

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The CW's "Arrow"-verse is about to get a little more animated.

Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voiced the titular character in the CW Seed's animated series "Vixen," will reprise her role in live-action on "Arrow" for this season's 15th episode (via TV Insider).

"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,” said executive producer Marc Guggenheim.

In the animated series as well as the comics, Mari McCabe -- a.k.a. Vixen -- has the power to mimic the abilities of animals thanks to an amulet passed down through her family. "Arrow" and "Flash" stars Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin lent their voices to the animated series, so Vixen was able to tangle with both Green Arrow and the Flash; it is unclear at this time if that relationship will carry over into the live-action "Arrow."

Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards, "Arrow" returns Wednesday, January 20 at 8 pm EST on The CW.

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