Mark Hamill will be returning as the villain he made famous in the original The Flash series from the 90’s on CBS, The Trickster for The CW’s The Flash.
This return will become a reunion of the 90’s The Flash tv series, as The Flash already has the original Barry Allen with John Wesley Shipp, playing Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen’s father.
This will be Hamill 3rd time playing the character of The Trickster, as he also voiced him for the Justice League animated series. The Trickster for many years seen as being the best villain from the original series and as a stepping stone for Hamill, as it helped launch him into voicing The Joker in the Batman and DC Comics animated series and video games over the years. Till this day fans see him as being the best representation and version of The Joker.
“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.”
The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about Hamill’s return as The Trickster:
“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!”
Watch Mark Hamill in action as The Trickster in the CBS original series:
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