Vixen star Megalyn E.K. will appear on the episode of Arrow currently being filmed in Vancouver, and The CW has provided Comicbook.com with the first official look at the character in costume.
Megalyn has been cast in Arrow episode #415 for the role of "Mari McCabe (aka Vixen)." Megalyn had previously voiced this role in CW Seed’s animated digital series, but will now be bringing the character to live-action in Arrow.
Yesterday, series star Stephen Amell tweeted a photo of them together on set:
#Vixen is coming. Please welcome @Megalyn to the show. pic.twitter.com/2cQYvEh4XX— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) January 21, 2016
"I think if it does end up being live action in any way, it's really cool that I have this warm-up into the character and I really can create my own version of Vixen," Megalyn E.K. told ComicBook.com of Vixen, the animated, CW Seed-produced series which just got a second season.
A live-action appearance for the character, also played by Megalyn E.K., was confirmed back in December.
Arrow returned for its midseason premiere last night at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Vixen's series will likely return during the summer hiatus for Arrow and The Flash. In its first season, Vixen featured voice talent from both series as Green Arrow, The Flash, Cisco Ramon and more made appearances.