DC Television Updates: Matt Nable Returns; Vixen To Appear on ‘Arrow’
It seems as if the DC television universe has just managed to solidify their universe by taking it a step further thanks to two new interesting recent developments. Just recently, it was learned that two old and familiar characters from the CW DC television shows will be crossing over to other shows within the same universe. WARNING: This article will have spoilers for the third season of “Arrow” and for CW Seed’s “Vixen”.
Just recently, ComicBook.com reported that the former Ra’s al Ghul, who was portrayed by actor Matt Nable, and was last seen in the finale of the third season of “Arrow”, will be appearing on the upcoming “Legends of Tomorrow”.
There is a lot of speculation as to how Nable’s Ra’s will be featured on the show, as he was killed by Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), and as his daughter, Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law), recently destroyed the Lazarus Pit at Nanda Parbat.
However, as the show is a show about time travelling, it is possible that the former Ra’s will be seen in his former glory, as the “Legends of Tomorrow” team might just encounter him in a different era or time frame.
Nable will be reprising his role in the ninth episode of the first season of the series.
TV Insider also reported that CW Seed’s animated DC superheroine, Vixen, who is also known as Mari McCabe (Megalyn Echikunwoke), will be making a giant leap to the live-action DC television universe.
The live-action version of Vixen will be portrayed by Echikunwoke, and she will be appearing in the fifteenth episode of “Arrow’s” fourth season.
This makes sense as the fourth season of the series has been dealing a lot with magic and mysticism, and Vixe is a good fit for this theme, given the origin of her powers.
Vixen carries around a totem around her neck which enables her to imitate and gain the abilities of any animal in the world.
McCabe, in the CW Seed animated series has already interacted with Oliver, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and Cisco Ramone (Carlos Valdes) in the animated series, which makes it interesting to see how that relationship will translate onto the live-action version.
This is also an interesting and bold move for the CW and for the DC television universe, as these two moves will help solidify the universe, and will help it become “cohesive” with each other.
Are you excited to see a real live-action Vixen? How do you think Matt Nable’s Ra’s al Ghul will be fitting into the picture? Let us know what you think in the comments below!