Mark Hamill is going to have one heck of a resurgence in 2016. On top of playing a major role in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, which we have still not seen a single frame of him in, he is also going to reprise another older role of his by playing James Jesse, aka The Trickster, on the CW’s The Flash.
The role of Trickster in the The Flash was goofy to say the least. Hamill originally played The Flash’s Joker-esque antagonist in the decidedly 90’s version of the show that starred John Wesley Shipp and was chock full of the plastic-looking and brightly lit visuals with a level of unintentional extreme creepiness that ooze out of late ’80s and early ’90s live-action shows. He only appeared in two episodes, but his performance as such a convincing creepy character arguably propelled his voice acting career to new heights, which included voicing The Joker in several Batman adaptations.
Compared to other current comic book adaptations, CW’s The Flash is a much lighter tone, but still not to the point of its ’90s counterpart. This time around The Trickster likely won’t be trapping Barry Allen in a comically large puddle of pink goo, hitting him on the head with a cartoon mallet, and strapping him into a ridiculous brainwashing chair. That said, there is no reason the show can’t let James Jesse be one of The Flash’s more outlandish villains when he appears on the show sometime next spring, even in its more realistic setting and tone.[button type=”link” link=”http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/exclusive-mark-hamill-to-play-the-trickster-again-on-the-flash” size=”btn-sm” variation=”btn-danger” target=”blank”]Source: HitFix[/button]
Last Updated on January 12, 2019.