'Arrow' Season 3 Adds Felicity's Hacker Boyfriend, Cupid and More
'Arrow' Season 3 Adds Felicity's Hacker Boyfriend, Cupid and More
Meredith Jacobs
Meredith Jacobs
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
This has been a great summer for casting for Arrow season 3, and it seems to be never-ending. The latest news reveals the recasting of a major recurring character, a couple more DC villains and someone from Felicity's past. 

First up, Deadline reports that Rila Fukushima (Wolverine) will be playing recurring role of Tatsu Yamashiro, a Japanese martial arts expert whose expertise with the deadly sword explains her code name, Katana. She'll serve as one of Oliver's mentors in this season's flashbacks and a "critical influence" in his journey to becoming The Arrow seen in the present. Fukushima is replacing Devon Aoki due to a scheduling conflict.

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Next up, Entertainment Weekly reveals that Matt Ward (TRON: Legacy) will be playing Simon Lacroix, the DC Comics villain Komodo. A deadly mercenary going by the name of Komodo and wreaking havoc in Starling, he's the second episode's villain-of-the-week. However, as executive producer Marc Guggenheim told EW, "Team Arrow's pursuit of him is part and parcel of a season-long storyline. You're going to know what happens to Komodo at the end of the episode, but it will be a little bit tied in better with the season-long mythology than villain-of-the-week episodes have done in the past."

EW has also reported that Amy Gumenick (Supernatural) will be playing Carrie Cutter, a.k.a. Cupid, "a lethal villainess with a dangerously obsessive crush on The Arrow," in episodes 6 and 7. EP Andrew Kreisberg told EW that he "always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan."

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Finally, there's more news out about Felicity's backstory episode, the fifth of the season, previously known as "Oracle" and now titled, "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan Funk (Awkward, Glee) will be appearing as Felicity's hacker boyfriend from her MIT days,  Cooper Seldon. (Doesn't that name sound familiar?)

Arrow season 3 premieres October 8 at 8pm on the CW.

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