Supergirl Joins the CW Superhero Fight Club

The Girl of Steel joins the other CW heroes in a revamped version of the classic fight club promo from last year.

CW added Supergirl to its ever-expanding stable of DC superhero television shows. And what better way to induct the Maid of Might into the family than to give us an updated version of the much beloved Superhero Fight Club promo from last year.

The new fight club pits Supergirl, the Flash, Arrow, Firestorm, White Canary and the Atom against what appears to be a GLaDOS-inspired robot of doom controlled by tech whizzes Ramone Cisco and Felicity Smoak — with a surprise villain waiting in the wings.

And just because we love is so much, we’re going to include the original CW Superhero Fight Club.

The Flash premieres on Tuesday, October 4.

Arrow premieres Wednesday, October 5.

Supergirl premieres Monday, October 10.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars premieres on Thursday, October 13.

First Look: Vixen Makes Her Debut on This Week’s ‘Arrow’

This week’s episode of Arrow, “Taken,” finally sees the debut of Megalyn Echikunwoke as a live-action Mari McCabe, a.k.a. the animal-powered superheroine known as Vixen.

The CW let us know Vixen was coming quite some time ago, leaking a promo image and releasing a series of animated web shorts on the CW Seed which also featured Echikunwoke. The animated series has recently been renewed for a second season, and now we get to meet Vixen in the flesh.

Here’s hoping that — like The Flash before her — this is a back-door pilot for a stand-alone live-action Vixen television show. Another superhero show that not only features a woman but a woman of color?

I didn’t think I would ever live to see the day.

Here’s the official CW synopsis of this week’s episode.


Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes he needs help battling Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) so he calls in an old friend – Vixen (guest star Megalyn E.K.). Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk’s location and the team goes to war. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm (John Barrowman).

Arrow is shown on Wednesdays at 8 / 7c on the CW.

Warner Bros. releases animated trailer for Vixen

As part of Warner Bros. massive television panel at San Diego Comic Con, the CW premiered the trailer for Vixen, a digital only cartoon coming this fall featuring DC Comics first African-American female superhero to headline her own title.

Megalyn Echikunwoke will voice the titular Vixen, owner of the “Tantu Totem,” a mystic artifact that gives the wearer the ability to copy the powers and abilities of any nearby animals.

Vixen will be released online via CW Seed, and will feature appearances by Flash star Gustin Grant and Arrow‘s Steven Arnell reprising their television roles. Echikunwoke will return the favor, guest starring as Vixen on CW’s live action superhero shows next season.

Vixen will premiere Aug. 25 online on CW Seed.

Editor’s Note: Story was corrected to reflect that Vixen was the first female African-American superhero to get her own comic at DC. Bumblebee was the actual first female African-American superhero at the company. 

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Black Canary Takes Center Stage

In a move that fans have been anticipating for three years, Laurel Lance becomes Black Canary on Arrow tonight, defending Starling City from a new criminal menace after Arrow is presumed dead at the hands of Ra’s al Ghul.

Entertainment Weekly caught up with actress Katie Cassidy and asked her what it was like to play one of DC’s toughest women.

“I can’t tell you how happy it made me,” Cassidy gushes to EW. “I remember at the end of season 2, they needed to fit Sara’s [Caity Lotz] jacket on me and I started to cry when I put it on. I’ve been waiting for this for so long. I’m so happy and honored. From Day 1, I knew that eventually that’s where they were planning to go with the character, but I didn’t know when and it’s television, anything can happen. Honestly, there’s no words that can even explain how lucky, excited, grateful, thrilled I am. For the Black Canary fans, I hope they’re happy with my performance and my take on the character. I hope people are happy.”

Read the rest of the interview on, and tune in to the CW tonight at 8 p.m. to watch the the new and improved Black Canary take Starling City under her wing.