A few days ago saw Devon Aoki cast as Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana, in The CW’s Arrow. Now comes word that Maseo Yamashiro, Tatsu’s husband, has been cast. TVLine reports that Red Steel‘s Karl Yune has landed the gig.
The report confirms that the character will be a handler of sorts for Oliver during the Arrow-to-be’s time in Hong Kong during Season 3’s flashback moments. It’s also said, “Over time, he also will evolve into a teacher and a friend who helps Oliver step ever closer to becoming the superhero he is today.”
Thing is, in the books, Maseo ends up slain by his wife’s magical sword. Will the show follow that example or will it weave its own path?
Arrow returns to The CW on 8th October.
Also, there’s some more casting news coming shortly…