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Vixen is joining Legends of Tomorrow Season 2… but needs a new actress

June 9th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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So, you may remember a couple of weeks ago we speculated that Vixen, Megalyn Echikunwoke, might become part of Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 (here)?

Well we were partly right, it seems.

It looks like Vixen IS set to join the Waverider next season, however it won’t be the same actress.

Word is that due to scheduling issues Echikunwoke can’t join the crew next season so a new Vixen will be cast. However, it will be a different version of the character – possibly an earlier version of her – the Vixen’s powers come from a mystical necklace, so Mari McCabe need not be the only version of her as others may come before… and after.

The actress will still be available to play Vixen in CW Seed’s animated series where she first began.

This is a clever strategy as it means McCabe’s version and whoever the new one is can co-exist and pop up as and when it suits.

Source: Den of Geek

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….