The CW has given CBR an exclusive first look at Mark Hamill’s upcoming appearance on “The Flash” where he will reprise the role he originated on the scarlet speedster’s 1990 TV series. Hamill will again star as a version of James Jesse, this time an incarcerated former terrorist who has traded in his Trickster spandex for a prison jumpsuit. When a copycat Trickster, played by “Dexter’s” Devon Graye, starts causing trouble in Central City, the Flash (Grant Gustin) will seek out help from Hamill’s character.
The episode, titled “Tricksters,” will air on March 31. The trio of images also feature John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen’s father Henry; the episode will reunite Shipp, who played the Flash in the 1990 series, with Hamill after almost 25 years. Eagle-eyed “Flash” fans will also notice the inclusion of the original Trickster’s uniform displayed on a mannequin in a picture with new Flash star Grant Gustin. You can check out the images — as well as a synopsis of “Tricksters” — below.
MARK HAMILL (“STAR WARS”) REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE TRICKSTER – A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” (guest star Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (guest star Mark Hamill), who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry (John Wesley Shipp) prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) came up with the idea for the particle accelerator. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg (#117). Original airdate 3/31/2015.