Arrow News: Show Recasts Oliver Queen’s Mentor

Arrow has been forced to swap in a new mentor for Oliver Queen.

Rila Fukushima, who co-starred in The Wolverine in 2013, has been added to the show to play Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana) on the upcoming third season of the series. The actress replaces Devon Aoki, who reportedly pulled out due to a scheduling conflict.

Tatsu is a deadly, sword-wielding martial arts expert and was the wife of Oliver Queen’s teacher/handler Toshi. TVLine reports that she will play a major role in Oliver’s journey to becoming the Arrow. She will primarily be seen in Season 3 flashbacks along with her husband.