“Legends of Tomorrow” has cast Maisie Richardson-Seller in its second season as a new incarnation of Vixen in the Arrowverse — the grandmother of Megalyn E.K.’s Vixen from “Arrow” and the CW Seed “Vixen” animated series — named Amaya Jiwe.
From the official press release, the character description for the new Vixen reads, “Amaya Jiwe – better known as Vixen – is the newest superhero to board the Waverider and join the ranks of the ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’ Like her granddaughter, Mari McCabe, Amaya’s powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem, which allows her to magically access the abilities of animals.”
Created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner for 1981’s “Action Comics” #521, Vixen receives her powers through an ancient totem that’s passed through generations of the mantle-bearer’s family. Thus, “Legends” will likely explore a Vixen who exists decades prior to the one we saw in “Arrow” season four.
Regardless of Richardson-Seller’s casting on “Legends,” E.K. will still voice Vixen in the second season of the CW Seed animated series.
“Legends of Tomorrow” premieres on Thursday, Oct. 13th at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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