THE WOLVERINE's Rila Fukushima Replaces Devon Aoki As 'Katana' In ARROW

THE WOLVERINE's Rila Fukushima Replaces Devon Aoki As 'Katana' In ARROW

Rila Fukushima made a memorable appearance as Yukio in The Wolverine, but she's now heading to The Arrow's neighbourhood as Katana, replacing the previously cast Devon Aoki (Sin City). What's the reason for the change? Well, you can find out after the jump!

Deadline reports that Rila Fukushima has been cast as Tatsu Yamashiro in the third season of Arrow. She replaces 2 Fast 2 Furious' Devon Aoki who has apparently departed The CW series due to scheduling conflicts. It's described as a major recurring role as the character is expected to play a big part in Oliver Queen's flashbacks this year, so it could be that the actress was unable to commit to such a demanding schedule. Regardless, The Wolverine star is now set to play the woman who becomes known as Katana. She's described as, "one of Oliver’s mentors in the flashbacks and a critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day." Of course, most fans are interested more in whether we'll see her suit up as Katana in Starling City...
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DeusExSponge - 8/27/2014, 6:06 PM
Nice.... I can dig it!
Greengo - 8/27/2014, 6:07 PM
Dis show ratings bout to go up
ComicsBornAndBred - 8/27/2014, 6:07 PM
I like it. She wa one of the best parts of the wolverine.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/27/2014, 6:08 PM
Hell yeah!
ComicsBornAndBred - 8/27/2014, 6:08 PM
Great casting by Arrow! She got that sexy samurai swag haha
ComicsBornAndBred - 8/27/2014, 6:08 PM
Cool actress
victoryismine82 - 8/27/2014, 6:09 PM
She was awesome in The Wolverine. I'm excited to see more of her.
Maven - 8/27/2014, 6:10 PM

BRUHHHHHHHHHH - 8/27/2014, 6:12 PM
Lol at this point i feel like this show is just writing itself

I wonder if they really will make another spinoff show, maybe a league of shadows one and have Bruce Wayne make a cameo? Wow I'm getting ahead of myself here..
MrBlackJack - 8/27/2014, 6:13 PM
Awesome! I thought she was fine (or good, I guess?) in The Wolverine.
DCGuy - 8/27/2014, 6:14 PM
nice, is she a big star? she was good in the wolverine
SpiderFraud - 8/27/2014, 6:15 PM
She was really cool in The Wolverine, so this is good news for me.

Arrow season 3 is going to be so turned up.

DCGuy - 8/27/2014, 6:15 PM
LOL they recasted her because Sin City 2 bombed.
DCGuy - 8/27/2014, 6:16 PM
also they already shot a few EP's of Arrow so I wonder if they;re gonna reshoot
gamecreatorjj - 8/27/2014, 6:16 PM
kick ass, she was great in the wolverine
MercwithMouth - 8/27/2014, 6:16 PM
She was amazing in The Wolverine... And she's sexy as hell.

Probably still won't watch. Maybe download her scenes. Can't find a way to enjoy Arrow. But this should be great news for the fans. She's terrific.
DrunkenNukem - 8/27/2014, 6:17 PM
i liked Devon Aoki as Katana... too bad...
SpiderFraud - 8/27/2014, 6:17 PM
supermanlives - 8/27/2014, 6:17 PM
Another actor better than Stephen Amell cast in Arrow lol but this is awesome.
MercwithMouth - 8/27/2014, 6:17 PM

Aoki wasn't in Sin City 2. She was recasted in that movie because she was pregnant.
UltimateCookie - 8/27/2014, 6:18 PM
Sin City 2 did bomb. Devon needs big paychecks right about now. Rila made her money from The Wolverine so she's just in the cut like
Wannabe - 8/27/2014, 6:19 PM
She was severely under utilised in The Wolverine IMO.
DCGuy - 8/27/2014, 6:20 PM
@MercwithMouth then maybe she's still out of shape?
MrBlackJack - 8/27/2014, 6:20 PM
... would bang too.
batz11 - 8/27/2014, 6:20 PM
Yeah, she's one of those odd lookin' hot chics, I endorse this casting...
JoJo1982 - 8/27/2014, 6:21 PM
Devon don't need any paychecks

Do u know who her daddy is!?!
DCGuy - 8/27/2014, 6:21 PM
what's Rila's age? anyone know?
DCGuy - 8/27/2014, 6:23 PM
@MercwithMouth if you say you don't enjoy Arrow but then tell me you like AOS you better GTFO LOL. Arrow > AOS. also are you not gonna watch Constantine, Preacher, iZombie, Flash & Gotham?
Owlman88 - 8/27/2014, 6:25 PM
dumbasses who think Devon was in Sin City 2 when her role was taken by Jamie Chung:

DrunkenNukem - 8/27/2014, 6:28 PM
the head is like...a balloon..

BlackIceJoe - 8/27/2014, 6:29 PM
Definitely interesting choice to play Katana. I guess this means WB wants Devon Aoki to play Katana in the DCCU instead. Which if that's the case I'm okay with that.
MercwithMouth - 8/27/2014, 6:32 PM

Is there a specific reason you'd like to make this a flame war?

You're right, I love AoS, and I don't like Arrow. Big [frick]ing deal. Do I care if you like Arrow better? Nope. Don't care.

Yeah, I'm really looking forward to Constantine, it looks great. Flash looks good so far, as long as they keep away from the CW-isms. Preacher I'll probably give it a try, but I know nothing of the source material. iZombie doesn't interest me at all, because I dislike anything to do with Zombies. And Gotham...Gotham looks worse than Batman & Robin.

I'm sure that you'll have issues with some of the things I've said, but oh skin off my ass.
Greengo - 8/27/2014, 6:33 PM
She sexy. It bout charisma peeps
Greengo - 8/27/2014, 6:35 PM
I challenge all of you people who criticize her appearance/ face/bone structure to post a pic of yourselves...

Battabing - 8/27/2014, 6:35 PM
MercwithaMouth won't watch anything related to DC.

He believes Marvel is the best at everything, but when faced with a non-Marvel product (Arrow) that's superior to a Marvel product (AOS), he literally gets sick when even attempting to watch it. They call this mental condition cognitive dissonance.
omnipotent18 - 8/27/2014, 6:35 PM
she was pretty awesome in wolverine. great addition to arrow.
Greengo - 8/27/2014, 6:36 PM
Fat as double chin pimply faced prices who are celibate not by choice but by hideousness.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/27/2014, 6:37 PM
Greengo - 8/27/2014, 6:37 PM
You obviously have no personality to compete sate for you mongoloidism.
Batman52 - 8/27/2014, 6:40 PM
Alright every time someone don't like a movie or a show they compare it to Batman and Robin, So I'm telling everyone right now to just stop it because nothing will be shitter than Batman and Robin not any other DC movies or Marvel movies. (Except Catwoman)
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