Mark Hamill will reprise the role of The Trickster on TV’s The Flash. But what does he have in store for us?
It’s no secret that Mark Hamill has played The Trickster before – during the much earlier 1990’s TV series of The Flash. But while we can safely assume that those neon clothes and ‘90s attitudes are far behind him, what can we expect from classic DC villain, The Trickster? Mark Hamill says it’s something unexpected…
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During an interview with IGN, the 63-year-old Star Wars star opened up about his upcoming role on The Flash. But it seems he’s keeping all the details under his hat.
“It’s really in the embryonic stages,” he explained. “We discussed it over the phone. I like these guys, what they’ve already done with the show. I’m a fan. I had watched all seven or eight episodes that they had at the time… When they asked me to be a part of it, the last thing I was thinking was that I would be returning to that specific role, but I think you’re going to be really pleased with what they’ve come up with. It was totally unexpected.”
Back in the 1990s, Hamill appeared as The Trickster alongside The Flash of that era, played by John Wesley Shipp. Starring as the DC villain otherwise known as James Jesse, it looks as though Hamill will once again be playing that particular character.
But with ‘something unexpected’ coming our way, could we see The Trickster teaming up with the man who took his moniker?
During the 2000s run of the Flash comic books, a character called Axel Walker ended up taking the mantle of The Trickster. And while Hamill’s character is known to be behind bars during his upcoming appearance in The Flash, could he have trained a young apprentice to take over from him?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but either way, it looks as though Hamill is having a ball when it comes to reprising the villainous role.
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“It’s like putting on an old pair of pants in the back of the closet and finding out there’s a 20 dollar bill in the pocket,” he said. “It’s like ‘Oh, wow! I forgot all about this!’ And it’s more enjoyable because it’s so unexpected.”
What do you think of Mark Hamill’s appearance? Will The Flash feature both versions of The Trickster? Let us know what you think in the comments below…