According to TV Insider and Deadline, another DC Comics superhero will be joining 'Arrow', a show set in Comic Book Toobworld. And the best thing about it is that has televisiological value.
Megalyn Echikunwoke is joining 'Arrow' as Mari Mable, AKA Vixen. According to DC Comics, Mari is an African orphan who had an inherited talent to be mimic any animal.
Here's the interesting part.....
Echikunwoke has already voiced the role in a web series about Vixen. It was animated so it would be situated in the Tooniverse. And the stars of 'Arrow' and 'The Flash', Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin respectively, also voiced their characters in episodes of 'Vixen'.
Once Vixen arrives in 'Arrow', it won't qualify as a crossover. 'Vixen' takes place in the Tooniverse, an alternate dimension, and is just a counterpart to the activities in still another alternate dimension - Comic Book Toobworld.
For alls I know, she'll eventually cross over to 'The Flash', which is very good news for the Television Crossover Hall of Fame. In the month of February, as our celebration of Black History Month, we induct black TV characters who fulfill the requirements. But it's a finite supply, unfortunately. As far as I can see, I have only about six characters or even League of Themselves members left to induct. Vixen would be a welcome inductee once the time came....