Deadline is reporting on a new addition to The CW’s Arrow. Pulling from the DC comic book world, Devon Aoki has been cast as Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana. To many, Aoki is likely best known for her role as Miho in Sin City.
Katana is a character who gets her alias due to the badass sword that she carries. Oh, and said sword just happens to contain the soul of everyone she’s every killed, including her late husband. The character also regularly has ties to DC teams The Outsiders and Birds of Prey. Whether that whole ‘souls in a sword’ thing is used in the relatively grounded Arrow remains to be seen. It’s said that Katana will be a key figure in Season 3’s flashback moments, with Oliver now off the island and in Hong Kong.
Arrow returns on The CW on 8th October.