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“Vixen” Promo Explains Where The CW’s New Hero Stands with “Arrow,” “The Flash”

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“Vixen” Promo Explains Where The CW’s New Hero Stands with “Arrow,” “The Flash”

In a new video, the filmmakers behind the upcoming “Vixen” animated series show off new sequences from the show as well as how the hero will fit into The CW’s expanding DC Comics-based universe alongside “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

Executive Producer and Story Editor Marc Guggenheim, producer/director James Tucker, lead character designer Phil Bourassa and SVP, Creative Affairs for WB Animation Peter Girardi all lend their insight into the upcoming animated series. They explain the new challenges and opportunities Vixen (voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke) will open up for them and their larger world.

“This is our first opportunity to do a superhero and a woman, and also [a person] of color, so we’re really excited about that,” says Guggenheim, who also serves as the showurnner of “Arrow.” “It’s also a chance to do a character whose powers are based in mysticism.

First announced in January, “Vixen” is a CW Seed short-form digital animated series introducing Vixen, a character created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner and first introduced in 1981’s “Action Comics” #521, to the same fiction world as the hit CW live-action “Flash” and “Arrow” shows. Stephen Amell (Arrow/Oliver Queen), Grant Gustin (The Flash/Barry Queen), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) and Carlos Valdes (Cisco) will all appear on the series to voice their live-action characters.

“Vixen’s such a great character,” “Arrow” Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim, who is working very closely on “Vixen,” told CBR News in January. “First of all, she represents magic, which is an area that we haven’t explored on either of the two shows just yet. One thing we’re always saying is, “‘Flash’ is very different from ‘Arrow,’ ‘Arrow’ is very different from ‘Flash.'” If ‘Arrow’ is crime and ‘The Flash’ is science, ‘Vixen’ has a big magic component.”

“Vixen” is scheduled to debut Aug. 25 on CW Seed.

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