The former co-star alongside Wolverine is jumping from Marvel to DC with a new role in CW’s popular ‘Arrow’ series. Rila Fukushima will take on the role of Tatsu Yamashiro, it will be a recurring role for now and more information on when she will appear will be released at a later date. This role was cast earlier this year, to Devon Aoki, who eventually had to drop the role due to a conflicting schedule.
Fans of ‘Arrow,’ and the original comic-book series that the show is based on, should remember the deadly character that Fukushima is playing. The character first appeared in the Green Arrow origin series graphic novels and was a major character throughout the beginning stages of Green Arrow.
Tatsu is a highly-skilled martial arts expert, known for wielding her deadly Katana blade. Moving away from the original books and back to Arrow the series, Tatsu is a mentor of Oliver in the beginning stages of his training and we hope to see a lot of her moving forward.