The CW’s Arrow Casts Sin City Star As Katana For Season 3

Deadly little Miho.

Amazing news on Arrow Season 3 has just dropped. Devon Aoki will be joining the cast as none other than DC Comics’ Katana.

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I thought it would be quite some time before we had any news on the Arrow front but I am happily surprised. TV Line reports actress Aoki has been cast as Katana, “a ‘deadly,’ blade-wielding martial arts expert.” Which, you know, is kinda familiar territory for her having played Miho in the first Sin City film.

Tatsu Yamashiro is the character’s real name from her DC Comics origins. She first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #200 and has since gone on to be a member of The Outsiders and the Birds of Prey, star in her own title, and has appeared in both Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Beware the Batman animated series.

It’s unclear as of yet what her origins on Arrow will be. You may recall the big reveal from the Season 2 finale of Oliver waking up in Hong Kong after the big fight on the island. TV Line gives us these details, “Aoki’s character will be seen in Hong Kong flashbacks and will play a ‘critical’ role in Oliver’s journey to becoming the Arrow. It’s not yet known whether Tastu will also appear in present-day Starling City.”

Aoki hasn’t been in much the last few years, and didn’t reprise her role in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, but it’s safe to say I’m incredibly excited to see what the Arrow team has in store. What about you?

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