|Oliver seeks help from Vixen on a new Arrow, tonight at 8/7c!|
Wednesday night, Megalyn Echikunwoke makes her long-awaited debut in an all-new episode of Arrow as DC Comics superhero Vixen. After a successful run in the animated shorts that ran on the CW's online channel CW Seed, Echikunwoke moves from voicing the cartoon version to embodying the live-action heroine.
Ollie calls in some help from Vixen in trying to take down Damian Darhk. This marks the first live-action appearance for Vixen whose previously appeared in comics and animation. Her amulet allows her to harness the powers of the animal kingdom to fight crime.
More importantly, Echikunwoke as Vixen becomes just the third woman of color to join the CW/DC universe as a superhero. Hopefully, if she doesn't get a solo series then she could join the 'Legends of Tomorrow' team.
'Arrow' episode "Taken" premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the CW.
Oliver realizes he needs help battling Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) so he calls in an old friend – Vixen (guest star Megalyn E.K.). Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk’s location and the team goes to war. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm.