News broke today that Mark Hamill will be reprising his role as Trickster on CW’s The Flash. Mark Hamill originally played the character on the 90’s Flash series on CBS.
His character will be a bit different in this version:
“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.”
CW is going a bit of a different route, the Trickers will not be the goofy prankster that he had been in the original version. It will still be nice to see Mark Hamill back in the role and to see him reunited with original Flash – John Wesley Snipp.
This is not Hamill’s first time playing a comic books character, he is very well known as the voice of the Joker from Batman: The Animated Series. He reprised that role in Arkham Asylum and Akrham City video games.
He is probably most known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films. We can see him reprise that role next year in Star War: The Force Awakens.
We will see him first as the Trickster next spring on The Flash.
Even though Alan Horn refused to tell us anything about that casting for Star Wars: Episode VII we have found out that Peter Mayhew who plays Chewbacca will be returning. Carrie Fisher is confirmed to be coming back, no official word on Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill but it has been reported they will be returning. There is no way to have Chewbacca without Han Solo so Ford would have to be returning.
If Chewbacca is going to be in the story that they would be choosing a story line before the Yuuzhan Vong war or the Yuuzhan Vong war story line itself. If they are choosing an extended universe story line then the Yuuzhan Vong war would be a good one because it can lead into the Darth Cadeous story line. Both story lines feature the Solo/Skywalker family.
I guess we will see exactly what they are planning on doing with the movie as more news and trailers come out. I know I am happy to hear that Chewbacca will be returning.
Who else is excited to hear Chewbacca will be returning?