Mark Hamill Will Reprise His Role As The Trickster For THE FLASH
HitFix has learned that Mark Hamill - who played The Trickster on the 1990-1991 CBS The Flash series, starring current Flash's dad John Wesley Shipp - will reprise the role on the 17th episode this season! Here's a little bit about the new version of the character he'll be playing:
Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's 'Flash' series. 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.
This is very cool news, and a guest appearance from Hamill can only bring some Star Wars magic to The Flash's (already great for CW) ratings. But you know what would be a lot cooler? Is if he reprised this completely hilarious outfit.
Per The Flash EP Andrew Kreisberg:
Having Mark reprise his role as The Trickster was on our original wish list when we were planning our version of The Flash. 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!
Right now, The Flash can do no wrong in my eyes, and all Flash news is good news to me. How do you guys feel about the announcement? And can we sign a petition to bring back Veronica Mars' mom as Prank?
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