The Flash put together a pretty epic gallery of rogues for the Scarlet Speedster over his first two years as the hero of Central City, and it looks like one of the most delightfully dastardly of them all will be back to vex him again in Season 3. Mark Hamill has been spotted on set of The Flash, which means that we'll be seeing the Trickster again in the not-too-distant future.
The news of the Trickster's return is pretty terrible for Barry, but it's pretty great for those of us who have come to love Mark Hamill's kooky cackle as James Jesse. The actor was spied on the Flash set in Canada armed with a prop tommy gun and looking ready for an evening of murder and mayhem. The photos (first posted on Twitter) also reveal that The Flash is giving a nod to one of Mark Hamill's most iconic roles, as The Trickster in Season 3 is dressed an awful lot like the Joker.
Mark Hamill is one of the most legendary performers ever to give a take on the role of Batman's archnemesis. After taking on the Trickster role for the 1990 Flash series, he began voicing the Joker in a variety of superhero productions, and it's a role he still performs more than twenty years later. Hamill began his work as the Clown Prince of Crime in 1992 on the fantastic Batman: The Animated Series, and he continued lending his terrifyingly terrific laugh to the character in shows like Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League. He recently returned to the role for the Killing Joke movie. Some of his most standout voice performances of the Joker, however, came not from animated TV, but rather from the Arkham series of video games.
The Trickster seems to be dressed especially like the Arkham Joker, complete with purple pinstriped suit and bow tie. Hopefully the Flash episode that brings the Trickster back will give him the chance to bust out the unforgettable Joker laugh in-costume. Sure, it might gives us all nightmares and/or make us want to binge-watch Batman: The Animated Series, but it could be pretty fantastic. And no one will ever complain about watching more of that cartoon.
Mark Hamill dressing as the Joker for the Trickster won't be the first time that The Flash has acknowledged the actor's prior work. The first Trickster episode featured several nods to Star Wars, including Hamill dropping an "I am your father!" bomb to a vaguely John Williams-esque tune. It's only right that another of Hamill's famous roles gets its day on The Flash.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for news of when we can expect to see the Trickster back on The Flash once more, and don't forget to check out The CW on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET to watch Barry go up against all his other rogues.