Hamill, who shot to fame as Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars,” has signed on for The CW’s comic-book adaptation “The Flash,” a spokesman for the network told TheWrap on Monday.
Hamill will play the villainous role of The Trickster, debuting in the 17th episode of the show’s freshman season.
It’s a role that Hamill has played before, notably on the ’90s CBS series “Flash.” However, the character is receiving a revamp.
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.
This isn’t the only role that Hamill is dusting off for a reprise, of course; the actor will once again play Skywalker in the big-screen offering “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” due in theaters next year.
Hitfix first reported Hamill’s casting.
Watch Hamill in action as The Trickster in the ’90s “Flash.”