'The Flash:' Mark Hamill to Play Villain

Mark Hamill Guardians Premiere - P 2014
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Mark Hamill is headed to The Flash.

Hamill will play the Trickster, a villain that he also played in the short-lived The Flash series that aired on CBS in the '90s, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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The role is described as being a new spin on the character, with this version being an anarchist terrorist serving a life sentence. When a copycat Trickster starts wreaking havoc on the city, the Flash (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) seek out Hamill's character for help. He'll appear in a 2015 episode. Hitflix first reported the casting.

Hamill joins a growing roster of alums from the '90s version of The Flash.  Original Flash John Wesley Shipp plays Barry's father in the CW version, while Amanda Pays once again plays Dr. Tina McGee. starting with Tuesday's episode. 

Here's a look at Hamill's work as the original Trickster.

The Flash airs 8 p.m. Tuesdays on The CW.  

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