The Wolverine actress replaces Devon Aoki as Arrow's Katana

The CW's Arrow has added a new face to its season-three lineup: Rila Fukushima has signed on for a recurring role in the comic-book drama. Most of you might remember her from last year's The Wolverine, in which she played Yukio, Hugh Jackman's steadfast sidekick.

Now Fukushima has been cast as Tatsu Yamashiro, code name Katana. It's a last-minute change that was implemented due to a scheduling conflict. Sin City star Devon Aoki was originally cast in the role but had to drop out. Katana is a martial-arts master who'll serve as a mentor to Oliver during his time in Hong Kong. 

During Arrow's second-season finale, we learned that Oliver wasn't on the island for as long as we thought. We also realized his connection to Amanda Waller is a lot deeper than he let on. His time in China will include even more training, which helps him become the hero we all know and love

Arrow returns Oct. 8.

(via Deadline)

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