The Wolverine's Rila Fukushima Joins Arrow as Katana

Rila Fukushima, who appeared in The Wolverine as Yukio, has joined the cast of The CW's DC Comics adaptation Arrow in a recurring role for its third season.

Fukushima will play Tatsu Yamashiro, better known to DC Comics fans as Katana.

"In Arrow, Tatsu will be one of Oliver’s mentors in the flashbacks and a critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day," Deadline reports. It's widely expected that Tatsu will appear in flashbacks and Katana in the present day storyline, not unlike the way the show handled Slade Wilson and Deathstroke last year.

Fukushima replaces Sin City's Devon Aoki, who was originally cast in the role but pulled out because of a scheduling conflict.