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The Wolverine’s Rila Fukushima Replaces Sin City’s Devin Aoki As Katana On Arrow

SWING ALL THE SWORDS AT OLIVER!

RilaFukushimaWell this is disappointing. But not, like, too much.

Back in early July we were pretty excited to report Sin City star Devon Aoki (Miho) had landed the role of Tatsu Yamashiro (aka DC Comics’ Katana) for Arrow Season 3, both because Katana was being cast at all and also because The CW had actually cast a Japanese actress to play a Japanese character.

Unfortunately, Deadline says Aoki had some scheduling issues that forced her to pull out. Fortunately, they’ve recast the role with the epic Rila Fukushima of The Wolverine. And for once I’m not complaining about cross-superhero-pollination. Because seriously, Fukushima was the best part of The Wolverine (still holding out for a buddy comedy with her and Hugh Jackman, though).

Deadline also reaffirmed Katana will be one of Oliver’s mentors this season. What’s your opinion on the switch up?

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