Actor Mark Hamill(Yes, THE Mark Hamill) has been chosen to portray Flash villain James Jesse, otherwise known as The Trickster, in The CW’s The Flash series. Hamill will be renewing the same role he played in the 1990’s Flash series on CBS. However, this incarnation of The Trickster will be much different than the cartoonish version of the character that was displayed in the 90’s series.
The CW describes this new portrayal of the character as such:
“In this new iteration, The Trickster is an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) to foil the city-wide attacks of a wannabe Trickster eagerly following in the original’s deadly footsteps. The episode will reunite him with John Wesley Shipp who went up against him as the original ‘Flash’ on the CBS version.”
Hamill will be the third actor from the 90’s series to return to the franchise. Alongside John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen himself, is currently playing the role of Henry Allen and Amanda Pays will return to her original role in tomorrow’s episode, “The Man in the Yellow Suit”as her Dr. Tina McGee character.
HitFix has reported that Mark Hamill will debut as The Trickster on the 17th episode of this season, which will air in the Spring of 2015. “Having Mark reprise his role as The Trickster was on our original wish list when we were planning our version of The Flash,” Flash Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg told HitFix. “Christmas and Chanukah came early for us this year when he said yes! We are beyond humbled and excited to have him joining us for another round of deadly trickery!”
By now, Mark Hamill is well known for playing the role of characters who are notorious for their dangerous behavior. Many know Hamill as the actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’ Star Wars films and will reprise this role in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film. Many others know him for being the voice behind The Joker in the DC Animated Universe and the Batman: Arkham video game series. It goes without saying that a lot of fans will be happy to see him playing this role. Especially now that it seems to be in a more serious manner.
The Flash airs on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW
Source(s): Hit Fix