According to Deadline, Sin City and 2 Fast 2 Furious star Devon Aoki has been added to the cast of Arrow Season 3 as Tatsu Yamashiro.
Slated to be a recurring character and one of Oliver Queen’s mentors in the Hong Kong flashbacks, Tatsu Yamashiro is known to comic fans as Katana – a classic member of Batman’s Outsiders team.
Introduced in The Brave And The Bold #200 (July 1983) by writer Mike W Barr and artist Jim Aparo, Katana is master martial artist whose Soultaker sword contains the soul of those it has killed – including her husband, who was murdered by his Yakuza thug brother.
Usually depicted as Batman’s loyal agent, Katana also appeared in the short-lived Beware The Batman animated series.
It’s worth noting that in the New 52, Katana and Green Arrow are members of rival mystical weapon-themed clans – the Sword and Arrow Clans, obviously.
Arrow Season 3 will air Autumn 2014 now on Sky 1 HD. Arrow Season 1 is out now on DVD for £21.02 or on Blu-ray for £27.49 from Amazon.co.uk. Find out more about the comics that inspired the series with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.