For a show with such a short runtime, CW Seed’s Vixen is becoming an unexpected hit with fans. As a result, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that they will be moving forward with an animated movie centered around Mari McCabe.
Now before you get too excited, the movie is a combination of the first two seasons of Vixen. It will also feature a couple of episodes of Justice League Unlimited hand picked by Bruce Timm that involves Vixen as part of the main plot, namely Hunter’s Moon and Grudge Match. If you don’t remember, McCabe was for some time the romantic interest of Green Lantern John Stewart and has since developed a unique relationship with Hawkgirl (Shayera Hol). But the most exciting part about this “movie” is the 15 minutes of never before seen content that WB is promising. While there is no details about what this new content will focus on, it’s as good as a third season which has yet to be confirmed. On that note, in terms of renewing Vixen for a third season, Pedowitz said, “We haven’t had that discussion, but based on the success of [the second] season I have no reason why not to.”
Originating from Africa, Mari McCabe has had a rough growing up. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari was granted the ability to tap on the innate powers of animals at will. With her new powers, she goes by the title Vixen and fights to protect her city and against those who desire her power.
Vixen: The Movie will feature Megalyn Echikunwoke as the titular character Mari McCabe/Vixen as well as Arrowverse characters Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Black Canary (Katie Cassidy), Atom (Brandon Routh), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and Firestorm duo Jax Jefferson (Franz Drahmeh) and Martin Stein (Victor Garber).
With her popularity growing, I wouldn’t put it pass Berlanti to push for a live action Vixen miniseries, especially given the reception her character got went she crossed over to Arrow in Season 4.
Vixen: The Movie will be available in Digital HD on May 8, 2017 and has a Blu-ray™ and DVD release on May 23, 2017.