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Katana Has Been Cast For Arrow Season 3

July 1st, 2014 by Todd Black Comments

Two seasons in and Arrow continues to prove how good superhero TV shows can be. And as it grows, more and more DC characters are coming to play in its world.

What started with Huntress, Deadshot, The Royal Flush Gang and Deathstroke then grew with Canary, Nyssa al Ghul, Clock King, Amanda Waller and more in Season two. Arrow continues to show the diversity of epic characters that live in the DCU. And now we’ve got our first confirmation of a new DC character coming to the mix. The vicious and enigmatic swordswoman, Katana.

Some of you many know Katana – who will be played by the beautiful Sin City and 2 Fast 2Furious star Devon Aoki (below) – from different DC mediums. More recently, Katana was Batman’s sidekick in the short-lived Beware the Batman. More of you may know her from her role in the Outsiders, where she first debuted and she was also  in Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV Series.

For comic readers, you’ve seen Katana in her own series and as a part of the most recent incarnation of the Justice League of America.

Now you know her, you understand how good she is. So, what’s her role in Arrow?

Well, according to Deadline, Tatsu Yamashiro (aka Katana) will appear in the flashbacks for this season which take place in Hong Kong. As a twist, she’ll actually be a mentor to Oliver, and help him to become The Arrow. Cool, huh?

So who else will enter the show for the third season? Time will tell and the moment we find out, we’ll let you know!

Arrow Season 3 will debut on October 8th!

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!