Despite ‘Gotham’ airing on Fox and ‘Supergirl’ appearing on CBS later this year, The CW has really become the hub for live-action DC Entertainment on television. It all started with ‘Arrow’ in 2012, but it soon came to include spinoffs like ‘The Flash’ and the upcoming ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. Then back in January, the network announced that yet another hero would be joining this little shared universe when Vixen receives her own animated series on the digital channel CW Seed. While Oliver Queen represents crime and Barry Allen equals science, Mari Jiwe McCabe will represent the currently unexplored magical corner of DC’s CW-verse. And now we can see some of that in action thanks to a new look at the short-form cartoon.
Created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner in 1981, Vixen gets her powers from the mystical Tantu Totem, which allows the wearer to yield the abilities of the animal kingdom such as a condor’s flight, an elephant’s strength, or the healing powers of a lizard. And ahead of DC’s massive TV panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday night, The CW introduced us to their version of the hero when they released the first trailer for ‘Vixen’ showcasing the voices of Megalyn Echikunwoke, Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, and Carlos Valdes. Check out the video below to see some familiar faces meeting the newest addition to the Arrowverse:
The six-part origin story will premiere on The CW’s digital platform on August 25, 2015, but many speculate that this could lead to the introduction of the character’s live-action counterpart on ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash,’ or ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’ After all, with the talents of Megalyn Echikunwoke already on board and associated with the character, there’s really no reason not to bring Vixen in to team up with the Emerald Archer, the Scarlet Speedster, or any of the other members of the massive superhero roster that have introduced on these shows thus far.
What do you think about the first trailer for ‘Vixen’? Are you planning on checking it out next month? And do you think that this will lead to the introduction of the character into the live-action realm of the Arrowverse as well? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
Source: Comic Book Resources