Today isn’t Throwback Thursday, but it certainly feels that way. As an homage to the 1990s The Flash television series, Mark Hamill will reprise his role as James Jesse AKA the Trickster on The CW’s The Flash!
The Trickster was undoubtedly the most memorable villain from the 1990s television series, with Hamill’s Joker-esque iteration of the character. He was unsurprisingly cast to voice the Joker for many Batman and Justice League cartoons and video games thereafter.
Hamill, who will appear in the season’s 17th episode sometime in 2015, will play James Jesse again, but it won’t be the way we expect:
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’s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “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!”
So, who’s excited to see Mark Hamill join the team on The CW’s Flash series? Let us know in the comments below!