The CW’s Arrowverse is once again shifting to become even less disparate. While crossover events between the channel’s four big live-action superhero shows have become a given at this point, there has remained a disconnect regarding its animated series, Vixen, influencing events in its live-action series. Now, though, it sounds like the consequences of certain moments in Vixen will be represented in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Ray Palmer, otherwise known as the Atom, spent some time around certain Vixen characters in the show’s second season. Ray, who is played by actor Brandon Routh, is also a Legends regular. While it would be easy enough for the events of Vixen to be cast off as non-canon due to its status as an animated series on a streaming service, according to executive producer Marc Guggenheim that’s not the case. The events of the animated series will be felt in Legends, especially those concerning Vixen’s sister, Kuasa.
“If you go back and look at Vixen season two, I wouldn’t exactly call her fighting alongside Ray, she’s always been morally questionable,” Guggenheim said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “But I think that’s what makes it interesting as far as Amaya is concerned is that Ray, at the appropriate moment, will accurately tell her that there were moments where Kuasa was capable of selfless good, so I think that gives Amaya a little bit of hope.”
The third season of Legends of Tomorrow is scheduled to debut on the CW on October 10, 2017.