Vixen is one of those DC characters that’s becoming more and more prominent. After a starring role in Justice League Unlimited, a guest spot on Arrow and her on series and feature spot on Justice League of America, Vixen is getting her own movie. Vixen: The Movie is a smart setup from Warner Bros. Animation.
The movie is comprised of the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series weaved into one story. Don’t worry if you’ve been following along on CW Seed. Vixen: The Movie also features 15 minutes of new footage that wasn’t aired. Think of it as the director’s cut version of the Vixen series.
This is a smart move to further expand Vixen’s brand. There’s only so many hours to catch all the CW shows and this provides a quick binge experience for those who hadn’t watched Vixen. I wonder if Warner plans a similar move with The Ray series?
Here’s the synopsis:
VIXEN: The Movie features Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI Miami, The 4400, Damien) as the voice of Vixen/Mari McCabe. She is joined by the voices of Stephen Amell (Green Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Katie Cassidy (Black Canary), Victor Garber (Martin Stein) & Franz Drahmeh (Jax) collectively as Firestorm, and Brandon Routh (The Atom), reprising their roles from Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe grew up an orphan after her parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence. But Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals – anything from the strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.
Vixen: The Movie is available May 8 on Digital HD on May 8 and May 23 for Blu-Ray ($19.98) and DVD ($18.94).