‘Wolverine’ Star Rila Fukushima Replacing Devon Aoki on ‘Arrow’

The model and actress will be featured in flashbacks to Oliver Queen’s past

Rila Fukushima will put the martial arts skills she honed on “The Wolverine” to good use.

The Japanese model and actress has joined the upcoming season of “Arrow” in a major recurring role, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

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Yukushima will play the role of Tatsu Yamashiro, who will feature in the show’s many flashbacks as a mentor to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). Tatsu is a martial arts expert who wields a deadly blade called Katana, which also serves as her code name.

Devon Aoki previously had been cast in the role, but she pulled out due to a scheduling conflict.

Fukushima played the deadly assassin Yukio opposite Hugh Jackman in 2013’s “The Wolverine,” which was her acting debut. She is repped by ICM.