Arrow Season 3 Casting News

devon_aokiIn a “less than subtle” move by the CW’s part, the show runners are continuing to introduce more aspects of the greater DC universe in with the hit show Arrow. Last year we were introduced to someone who COULD have been Harley Quinn (played by Tara Strong who is currently voicing the character of Harley in the video game Batman: Arkham Knight), and as was leaked by Stephen Amell at the most recent Phoenix Comicon, she might very well make a return in the upcoming season of Arrow. However, this is not the only instance of seeing the world of Batman slowly beginning to collide with that of Green Arrow.

As was shown in the finale to season 2, Oliver finds himself in Hong Kong where he will soon be introduced to Maseo Yamashiro as played by Karl Yune (Real Steel, Speed Racer). The role of Maseo’s wife, Tatsu, has gone to Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious). It is reported that these characters, especially that of Tatsu, will play a very prominent role in the flashback storyline as being told in the TV series. Not only will Tatsu assist Oliver in developing his strong fighting skills, but it is also reported that Tatsu will don her super heroine identity of Katana, the martial arts and sword expert who has been an ally to Batman as well as a member of DC Comic’s super team, The Outsiders.

Details are still sketchy as to when we will see Katana make her appearance, but one rumor has it that while we will see her as Tatsu in the flashbacks throughout most of the season, it will be closer to the season 3 finale when Katana will make her appearance known in Starling City.

With these Batman related characters continuing to encroach in the world of Arrow, is it possible that we might catch a glimpse of Bruce Wayne aka The Dark Knight in tow?






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