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Legends of Tomorrow Adds (New!) Vixen as Series Regular for Season 2

Vixen is getting a makeover of sorts, courtesy of Legends of Tomorrow.

The female hero will join the cast of the CW drama as a series regular for Season 2 — but she won’t be played by Megalyn E.K., who portrayed the character on Arrow last season.

Per TV Insider, due to the actress’ unavailability, an earlier version of the super-powered fighter will be introduced, and she may or may not share a historical tie to E.K.’s Mari McCabe. (You can thank Rip Hunter and his time-traveling abilities for that solution.)

E.K. will continue to voice the animated Vixen on the network’s digital channel, CW Seed.

Who should play the new old Vixen? Hit the comments with your suggestions!

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45 Comments
  1. JC1 says:

    Is this the new female regular that was announced earlier? Or an additional series regular? I’m hoping the latter actually. More women on the show would be good.

  2. zackkattackk843 says:

    I’m glad we’re getting Vixen, just upset we aren’t getting Megalyn.

  3. JI says:

    Sucks for Megalyn, but maybe we can get an actress who is willing to cut her hair short this time?

  4. Mr Frozen says:

    WHAT?!

  5. Ben says:

    I wasn’t that convinced by Vixen on Arrow, so I don’t mind the recast.

  6. Wordsmith says:

    Given the totemic nature of her powers, it’s really easy to build in newer or older versions of the character – sort of like Doctor Fate or Green Lantern.

  7. Joey Padron says:

    Good news Vixen will be on the show but sucks that Megalyn could’nt reprise her role that she did on arrow. Hope they can get a good actress to play new version of Vixen.

  8. chuckiechk says:

    they should make this Vixen the mother of Mari (Megalyn Echikunwoke), since it fits the storyline of the Totem. If I was casting, I think I’d go with Erika Alexander

  9. chuckiechk says:

    Thought of a few names who could play this version of Vixen, if they wanted to go with the “Mom” role:

    Aisha Taylor
    Anika Noni Rose (voice of Mari’s sister in the web-series)
    Ericka Alexander
    Kat Graham (younger version of the mother)
    Lisa Bonet
    Sharon Leal

    • Lou says:

      Erika Alexander,
      Lisa Bonet
      Aisha Tyler would be good if they skew older,

      Aja naomi King,
      Imani Hakim,
      Keke Palmer,
      Yara Shahidi
      Annie Ilonzeh if they skew younger.

      • John036 says:

        Aja Naomi King, Keke Palmer, and Yara Shahidi are all busy with “How to Get Away With Murder”, “Scream Queens”, and “Black-ish”, respectively, but I do like the suggestions of Imani Hakim (who has ties to the CW because of ‘Everybody Hates Chris’) and Annie Ilonzeh. I think Annie would be a better fit, though.

  10. ScottJ says:

    I would have thought that with Damien cancelled Megalyn might have had a bit of free time.

  11. Taelor Rye says:

    so it’s Vixen but it isn’t Mari McCabe? ok i can deal with that

  12. Adam says:

    How long ago will she be a barista?

  13. "A" says:

    “So instead of recasting the fan favorite, the show instead plans to introduce a new Vixen who will actually be an old Vixen. Yep, thanks to Rip Hunter’s affinity for time-travel, we’re going to meet an earlier version of the character who may or may not share some sort of historical tie to Miss McCabe.”

    Who would you cast as the original Vixen ?

    I’d like to see Maisie ( Rebekah – The Originals ) Richardson-Sellers, Jasika ( Astrid – Fringe ) Nicole , Gina ( Zoe – Firefly ) Torres, or Aisha ( Lana – Archer ) Tyler land the role.

    The Original Vixen”s name was Tantu.

    In the alternate timeline of the Flashpoint event, Vixen is a member of Wonder Woman’s Furies and one of the former lovers of industrialist Oliver Queen. Vixen and Oliver have a daughter who tries to assassinate her father, but is killed by his security team.

    ( Wunda is a recent addition to the Female Furies. She is a dark-skinned New God with light-based powers )

  14. Ella says:

    Hilarie Burton or Odette Annable.

  15. ERin says:

    Zoe Kravitz
    Jurnee Smollett-Bell
    Tessa Thompson
    Renee Elise Goldberry
    Christel Khalil

    • Jorf says:

      Doubt Zoe will be available. Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be busy with her other show “Underground”. Tessa Thompson will be busy with “Thor 3” and “Annihilation”. Renee Elise Goldsberry will be busy with “Hamilton”. And Christel Khalil may work but who knows given her being on “The Young and the Restless”.

  16. "A" says:

    Should the earlier version of Vixen be the Original ( 1000+ yrs old ) Warrior Tantu, the first to possess the totem or simply Mari Jiwe McCabe’s grandmother … or … even her mother ( before her death when Mari was a young girl ) Jeanne-Mari Jiwe ?

  17. prada says:

    now they need to add Constantine as a regular in Arrow or this show.

  18. What is her “unavaiilabilty” in the first place? I mean, I know she does voice overs on a cartoon, but that can be done anytime. I would think appearing as a regular on a tv show would be a step up from whatever she is currently doing.

    This situation reminds me of Robbie Ammell and Colton Haynes when they left their characters to pursue other gigs. Its like they disappeared into a black hole.

  19. V says:

    I was hoping producers would put her on Arrow next season, but no Megalyn not watching :(

  20. Rendezvous says:

    I saw this coming as soon as i heard they were doing season 2. While this news is great its a little unfortunate Megan will not be portraying the character because she did a fine job that one time on arrow.

  21. AM says:

    Nicole Beharie or Meagan Good

  22. "A" says:

    How about Freema ( Martha Jones – “Doctor Who” ) Agyeman as Vixen aka Warrior Tantu, Grandma Wise, or Mom Jeanne-Mari Jiwe ?

  23. Dr. M says:

    With all the DC-verse to work with, why try to retool this character? Wouldn’t it make sense to fill with a different one and leave Vixen open in case Megalyn can return?

    There have been a lot of articles lately about how Arrow, Flash, etc. are becoming too dense for viewers to stick around and watch. This is more of that sort of thing.

  24. Brigid says:

    I didn’t really care for Megalyn’s acting. I recommend Nicole Baharie or Annie Ilonzeh.