Fans were crushed when Laurel Lance died at the hands of Damien Darhk in Arrow season 4, and reverberations of that death are still being felt throughout season 5.
For fans of the character, we have some good news, as Lance's Black Canary will make an appearance in episode 4 of Vixen. The CW Seed animated series will take Mari to the streets of Star City, and executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently gave a few more details about who else shows up in the episode.
"Episode 4 is a lot of fun because it takes us from Detroit to Star City. We get to see the animated version of Felicity Smoak. That was probably the character who I got the most requests on. Everyone wanted to see the animated version of Felicity."
While Felicity might be the most requested, the presence of Black Canary and The Atom is no small thing. Guggenheim described the episode as a heist film, and also spoke about how easy it was to get the original cast on board, as once they saw their animated versions they had to be involved.
"Also an opportunity for us to see Laurel Lance and Ray Palmer as Black Canary and The Atom. It was so great. I mean obviously, every single cast member who we asked to participate said yes, and everyone was game for it. I think they were kind of tickled to do an animated version, and one of the fun parts about the project was when the designs came in for each of the characters, I sent them to the actors so they could see what their animated incarnations look like, and they got a kick out of it."
Vixen episode 4 is available now on CW Seed.
Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe's parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals -- anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from the threats like those that claimed her family.
Based on characters from DC Comics, VIXEN is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Animation, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kriesberg.