“The Wolverine”‘s Rila Fukushima Replaces Devon Aoki On “Arrow”

"The Wolverine"'s Rila Fukushima Replaces Devon Aoki On "Arrow"
Devon Aoki, who was previously announced to be joining "Arrow" season 3, has pulled out and been replaced by actress Rila Fukushima.

It was pretty amazing to learn, back in July, that Sin City‘s Devon Aoki, would be joining Arrow season 3 as Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana, from DC Comics.

Well, now it seems that Aoki has been forced to pull out of the role, which would have seen her acting opposite Stephen Amell on the hit CW series, due to scheduling conflicts.

However, Rila Fukushima has now been cast to replace Aoki. You may remember Fukushima as the sword wielding kick-ass who starred with Hugh Jackman in 2013’s The Wolverine. The film itself was nothing to get excited about, but arguably, Fukushima was the best thing about it. It’ll be interesting to see what she brings to the Arrow table, especially considering that Katana will be one of Oliver Queen’s mentors in season 3.

What do you think of the switch up from Devon Aoki to Rila Fukushima?

More Arrow News:
David Cubitt Is Joining “Arrow” Season 3 As Manhunter
Charlotte Ross Joining “Arrow” Season 3 As Felicity’s Mother
J.R. Ramirez Joins “Arrow” Season 3 As Wildcat
New Extended “Arrow” Trailer Reveals Season 3′s “Big Bad”

Are you a fan of Arrow? Check out these great products!
Arrow: Season 1
Arrow: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
Arrow: Cast and Creators Live at PALEYFEST [HD]
DC Collectibles Arrow Oliver Queen and Deathstroke Action Figure, 2-Pack


(1283 Posts)

Jordan is the founder of RecentlyHeard.com. He is also a writer, graphic designer, and pop culture freak of nature. When he's not tweeting about chocolate, he can be found working in public relations and social media. He lives in Toronto, Canada.