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Vixen is coming to the second season of CW’s spin-off show, Legends of Tomorrow! However, before you get excited about seeing Megalyn E.K. returning to the role of Mari McCabe, wielder of the sacred powers of the Tantu Totem, think again.

Arrow -- "Taken" -- Image AR415b_0014.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Megalyn E.K. as Vixen and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / The Green Arrow -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/ The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

According to TV Insider, that’s because the actress is in so much demand, that she can’t actually meet the schedule demands of the series. She’s just recently wrapped on A&E’s Damien, is working on a film called Step Sisters and on How to Get Away with Murder, as well as looking at other possible film projects.


They don’t want to recast Megalyn E.K. as she has been well-received in the role on CW Seed’s animated series, Vixen, nor are they looking to cancel the series. Instead, they plan is to introduce an older Vixen, one who had the magical totem in the past, before Mari McCabe ever had it. There is no casting announcement just yet for the new character, nor what time period she’ll be from.

This is, of course, due to the fact that Rip Hunter and his Legends can travel through time in their ship, the Waverider. And, as the site reports, the door is still “open for her to guest star on any of the Arrowverse” should her scheduling work out.

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