Katana Recast

'Arrow' Recasts Katana

By: Dave Clark

It was announced a few weeks ago that Devon Aoki would be joining the cast of Arrow for Season 3 as a recurring character. It seems that due to scheduling conflicts, she'll have to leave the show. But fear not, Katana-fans, she's already been recast by someone familiar to the comic book universe. Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine) will be replacing Aoki as Tatsu Yamashiro aka Katana. While we have no confirmation yet, I think its safe to assume we'll be seeing Tatsu in Oliver's flashbacks, but I'm hoping we also get to see her in the present time as well...perhaps fighting alongside Canary, and a fiery red-head named Barbara?

How do you guys feel about this news? Worried about the recasting? Did you enjoy Fukushima in 'The Wolverine?'

Season 3 of 'Arrow' returns to the CW on October 8th, 2014 and sees returning stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Colton Haynes as Roy Harper, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance aka The Canary, and John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn. Guest stars this season include Rila Fukushima as Tatsu Yamashiro aka Katana, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer aka The Atom, Matt Ward as Simon Lacroix aka Komodo, and J.R. Ramirez as Ted Grant aka Wildcat.