Mark Hamill is experience what some may refer to as a comeback. And 2015 promises to be a big year for the actor. Not only will he reprise his iconic role next December as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, he'll also appear in the Valentine weekend release Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is already receiving stellar reviews from advanced screenings. But it's the return of an unexpected character that will serve as the cherry on top. Mark Hamill never thought he'd be playing The Trickster a second time, a character he originated on The Flash TV series that ran on CBS in 1990. But The CW reboot has asked him to suit up again. And now, he's talking with IGN about the experience.
The CW is actually having a lot of fun with the original Flash cast. John Wesley Shipp, who played the 90s Barry Allen, is back as Barry's dad in the new Flash. And Amanda Pays has returned to once again play DC Comics character Dr. Tina McGee. But fans seem most excited about the return of The Trickster, which lead to Mark Hamill voicing the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series back in the 90s. Asked what he has planned in terms of reprising The Trickster, Mark Hamill explains:
"Well listen, it's really in the embryonic stages. 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."
"I said this before [about Luke Skywalker]. 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. It's like 'Oh, wow! I forgot all about this!' And it's more enjoyable because it's so unexpected."
It isn't quite known when Mark Hamill will make his debut appearance on The CW's The Flash. It also isn't known which episode he will be appearing in, or if he will be playing a recurring role. The Flash is set to make its mid-season debut Tuesday, January 20 with Revenge of the Rogues.