The Legends of Tomorrow will have a new presence aboard the Waverider this season, but the hero herself isn't exactly new to the DC Television Universe.
Actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers will be playing the role of Vixen this season on the hit show, but the character has already previously been introduced to fans courtesy of Megalyn Echikunwoke's version on Arrow. Richardson-Sellers will actually be playing Amaya Jiwe, who is the granddaughter of Mari McCabe.
Since she is related to the previous version of the character, it stands to reason that her costume would be somewhat similar to her grandmother's costume, with a few modern touches here and there. Thanks to Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim, we now know what that will look like when season two beings.
The costume is relatively familiar, but the suit itself is more like sleek armor than a jacket over top of a shirt like the previous rendition. The same goes for the arms, which are far less bulky than her previous look.
The good news is there should be plenty for her to do as the newest part of the team. In the upcoming season, the group will have their hands full with a new Legion of Doom villain stable that consists of Damien Darhk, Reverse Flash, Malcolm Merlyn, and Captain Cold.
Legends of Tomorrow returns to The CW on October 12th.
After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery - the Legends are scattered throughout time.
Nate must find a way to rescue season one's beloved team of heroes and rogues, including billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to minuscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson "Jax" Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a career criminal. When the Legends encounter the J.S.A (the Justice Society of America, the precursor to DC's Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms - the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).
Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations - unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself. Ultimately, the Legends will clash with foes both past and present, to save the world from a mysterious new threat.