Rila Fukushima lands major role in Arrow

News Rob Leane 28 Aug 2014 - 07:34

Wolverine actress Rila Fukushima will play Tatsu Yamashiro in the forthcoming Arrow…

We've heard some casting news from CW’s Arrow this morning, including a very familiar face for fans of the Wolverine's film antics.

Having already played Yukio, a deadly assassin/ precognative mutant, in The Wolverine, Fukushima is now jumping ships from the X-Men series to the DC televisual universe.

She will play Tatsu Yamashiro, "a Japanese martials arts expert who wields a deadly sword" - a role which certainly suits her skillset. Her character will also have the codename Katana, inspired by her weapon of choice.

Fukushima replaces Devon Aoki, who you may have heard was originally cast in the role before a scheduling conflict arose.

It’s believed that Tatsu will mainly appear in the flashback sequences that pop up throughout Arrow, as a key inspiration to the younger Oliver Queen.

Having first appeared in The Brave And The Bold #200 back in 1983, Katana has plenty of comic book history to delve into if you can't wait.

More on Arrow season 3 as we hear it. 

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