Rila Fukushima has been cast in Arrow season 3 as Katana after original actress Devon Aoki had to drop out.
Fukushima is best-known for her role in The Wolverine and will take on the role of Katana aka Tatsu Yamashiro. Katana is a martial arts expert with a penchant for swords and is the wife of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) mentor Toshi.
Katana will be seen in flashbacks during the show’s third season with Oliver having escaped the island and embarked on the next part of his journey to become Arrow.
Arrow will return on 8th October 2014 in the US and is expected to follow in the UK shortly after.