'Arrow' Season 3 recasts Katana with Rila Fukushima

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rila-fukushima-arrow-season-3-katana-gi.jpg Devon Aoki is out, Rila Fukushima is in for the role of Tatsu "Katana" Yamashiro in "Arrow" Season 3. Due to scheduling conflicts, Aoki reportedly had to pull out of The CW production.

Deadline reports that Fukushima is filling Aoki's shoes in the new role. "The Wolverine" star will appear in Oliver Queen's flashbacks as one of his mentors, and have "a critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day."

True to her nickname, Tatsu Yamashiro is a martial arts expert whose specialty is her katana sword. "Arrow" Season 3 will premiere Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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