Mark Hamill Joins ‘The Flash’ as The Trickster

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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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  1. JOE S HILL says:

    This is 1991 all over again! really rare,how “THE FLASH” producers are using original guest stars from
    the 1990-91 CBS series,that Paul DeMeo and Danny Bilson produced-and its even rarer,that The CW version is bringing back Mark Hamill to reprise the role,he created in two of the 1991 episodes! don’t know how they’ll do it,,be it’ll be interesting! another person they should also bring back,is the “Megan Lockhart” charecter,played by Joyce Hyser,who also helped “The Flash” bring down The Trickster!

  2. Human Being says:

    Why is it CW are using me to write their characters in their productions and not paying me?

  3. Wayne M.P. says:

    KOOL…love the show…hope it lasts a good while.

  4. I am glad that Mark Hamill will join as the Trickster. I can’t wait to see how the writer will fill in the Trickster background.

  5. poprocker1 says:

    Cool! I haven’t seen The Flash, but I think I’d better start tuning in.

  6. Yay! I can’t wait!!!!

  7. John Miller says:

    “Nobody tricks The Trickster!” Hamill was great in the original 90’s-era “Flash,” and I’ll bet he’ll be great here too!

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