Now that Star Wars has wrapped, Mark Hamill has a little more free time and it looks like he’ll be reprising a classic villain role for The CW’s The Flash.
HitFix reports that Hamill will be playing The Trickster on the show, a role that he first played back in 1991. Apparently the show will give us a neat homage/spin to the original TV series, with Hamill playing James Jesse as an incarcerated villain who is the only hope of stopping a copycat Trickster.
“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.”
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