Mark Hamill is set to reprise his villainous role as The Trickster in the current series of superhero TV show The Flash.
The Star Wars actor played James Jesse, aka the Trickster, in a 1990s TV series and he will now appear in an episode of the show, which features Grant Gustin as the speedy crimestopper, next year.
In a press release about his return to the superhero world, Hamill’s character is described as “an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence… who helps Barry (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 Hamill with John Wesley Shipp, who starred opposite him as the original Flash on TV two decades ago.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Hitfix.com, “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 Hanukkah 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!”
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