One of the first new cast members announced for the upcoming third season of Arrow was Devon Aoki (Sin City) in the role of Katana. But Aoki had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts according to Deadline, which called for the character of Tatsu Yamashiro to be recast. Enter Rila Fukushima who played Yukio in The Wolverine opposite Hugh Jackman.
As the flashback stories move from the island to Hong Kong, Fukushima's character will play a mentor to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as he goes through his training. Arrow Season 3 will premier on October 8th.