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‘Arrow’ Season 3: Rila Fukushima Replaces Devon Aoki as Katana

‘Arrow’ Season 3: Rila Fukushima Replaces Devon Aoki as Katana

Less than two months after Devon Aoki was cast as Katana on Season 3 of Arrow, the actress was forced to step aside due to scheduling conflicts. Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine) has signed on to take her place.

Rila Fukushima will have a major recurring role as Katana, a Japanese martial arts expert who is seen in flashback sequences during Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) time on the island. She will be joined by Oliver's other mentor, Maseo Yamashiro, played by Karl Yune. It isn't known how many episodes of Season 3 that Rila Fukushima has signed on for.

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Six ‘The Wolverine’ Character Portraits Featuring Rila Fukushima as Yukio

Six ‘The Wolverine’ Character Portraits Featuring Rila Fukushima as Yukio

IGN has debuted six character portraits from The Wolverine, highlighting Rila Fukushima as Yukio. We also get a new look at Hugh Jackman as Logan, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada before his transformation into The Silver Samurai, Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper and Tao Okamoto making her big screen debut as Mariko Yashida.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013.

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Yukio Fights for Her Life in New ‘The Wolverine’ Photo

Yukio Fights for Her Life in New ‘The Wolverine’ Photo

While we've seen plenty of Hugh Jackman photos as the title character in The Wolverine, the latest image showcases Rila Fukushima, who makes her feature film debut as Yukio. This deadly assassin tracks down Hugh Jackman's Logan and brings him to Japan, where he becomes physically vulnerable for the first time in his life, with his ability to heal deteriorating. Take a look at this warrior who runs head first into trouble, not away from it, in director James Mangold's sequel.

Most run from trouble. She welcomes it. #TheWolverinepic.twitter.com/YhQ2ZjqdWI— The Wolverine (@WolverineMovie) June 24, 2013

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‘The Wolverine’ Yukio and Viper Posters

‘The Wolverine’ Yukio and Viper Posters

Two more The Wolverine character posters have arrived in the paintbrush design. Today, we get Yukio (Rila Fukushima) and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova). These precede an all-new theatrical trailer that will be debuting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 am PST. Take a look, then stay tuned for never-before-seen footage of Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine in his greatest adventure yet.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013.

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‘The Wolverine’ Actor Portraits with Hugh Jackman and Tao Okamoto

‘The Wolverine’ Actor Portraits with Hugh Jackman and Tao Okamoto

To celebrate the final days of shooting on Marvel and 20th Century Fox's mutant adventure The Wolverine, which follows Logan to Japan, director James Mangold has shared a couple of black and white actor portraits featuring his three leads, Rila Fukushima , Hugh Jackman and Tao Okamoto, along with his final slate, and a screen shot that has served as inspiration for this upcoming stand-alone adventure. Will we see Logan taking on a giant terracotta warrior? Check out the latest from the set below, then be sure to follow James Mangold on Twitter for more updates: @mang0ld.

Three B&Ws I took last day of production. Three people I adore.@rila_fukushima... twitter.com/mang0ld/status…— James Mangold (@mang0ld) March 14, 2013

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