Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Vixen to Join 'Legends of Tomorrow' in Season Two

One of the best things about 'Legends of Tomorrow' is that the very premise of the show allows the creators to introduce new cast members and to change the shows team to give new characters and new stories a chance to shine.  With season one saying goodbye to Captain Cold and both Hawkman and Hawkgirl we've been left with a few spaces free aboard the Waverider for new crew members.

It looks set that Hourman will be joining the group, at least for the initial episodes of the season, with the introduction of other members of the Justice Society of America sure to come as the show progresses.  Now the CW have also revealed one of the rumoured new cast members is a character that viewers will already be familiar with in the form of Vixen.

Surprisingly, however, Megalyn Echikunwoke will not be returning to the role following her time voicing the character in the animated series and appearing as the live action counterpart in Arrow, due to filming commitments.

Rather than recasting the role series producers have taken the interesting approach to introduce a version of Vixen from another point in time, possibly even being related to the modern day version in some way (mother perhaps?).

The good news with this announcement is that it not only allows the series to use the character of Vixen, but it also means that Megalyn Echikunwoke is still able to voice the character in the animated series as well as being able to return to the DC television universe at some point in the future.


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