Mark Hamill Joins ‘The Flash’ as The Trickster

Mark Hamill might be returning to a galaxy far, far away in the near future, but before Luke Skywalker hits the big screen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” next December, the genre icon will be reprising another memorable role — that of The Trickster (aka James Jesse), a villain from The Flash’s rogues gallery whom Hamill first portrayed in CBS’ iteration of the superhero series in the ’90s.

According to HitFix, Hamill will appear in the 17th episode of “The Flash’s” freshman season with a new twist on his old character: “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.”

Shipp plays Barry’s father in The CW series, and like James, he’s serving time in Iron Heights after being framed for the murder of Barry’s mother, which will hopefully lead to another memorable encounter between the two.

“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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