“The Wolverine” actress Rila Fukushima has joined the cast of The CW’s “Arrow”.
Fukushima, who played Yukio in the “X-Men” spin-off, is set to replace the previously cast Devon Aoki in the role of Tatsu Yamashiro on the upcoming third season of the show.
The character serves as one of Oliver’s mentors in flashbacks, and is a critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow. In the comics, she becomes the woman known as Katana.
The role is said to be a major recurring one and Aoki has reportedly had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.