Recently, CW served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Flash" episode 17 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Tricksters," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and intense action go down as Flash and the crew have to deal with a very dangerous, bomb-toting trickster, and more! In the new, 17th episode press release: Mark Hamill ("Star Wars") Reprises His Role As The Trickster. Press release number 2: A copycat killer who goes by the name "The Trickster" (guest star Devon Graye) will start setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) are going to meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (guest star Mark Hamill), who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things will quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry (John Wesley Shipp) prisoner. »
Barry has faced many memorable foes throughout The Flash‘s first season, but no introduction of a villain on the hit CW series has caused more excitement from fans than the soon-to-be debut of The Trickster, with Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill reprising the role that he played on the 1990 CBS Flash series. But Hamill won’t be the only Trickster in his upcoming episode of The Flash (which is appropriately titled “Tricksters”), as a copycat killer who uses the same name (played by Devon Graye) teams up with his idol, and the two of them go after Barry’s father, Henry. And by the look of these all-new photos from the episode, the Trickster duo won’t be the only pair teaming up, as it seems like we’ll be getting a lot of Barry and Joe scenes as the two of them do everything they can to rescue Henry. »
- Chris King
Diggle Marries Lyla; The Suicide Squad Rides Again - It's celebration time as Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) get married. However, Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission - rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray (guest star Steven Culp) from a hostage situation in the Republic of Kasnia. Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) breaks down the mission and introduces them to the newest member of the Suicide Squad, Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick). Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) learns about Ray's new Atom costume and the two have a heated stand-off. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Ray hit a rough patch. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu (#317). Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”) Reprises His Role As The Trickster — A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” (guest star »
Official photos from the 17th episode of The Flash season 1, "Tricksters," airing Tuesday, March 31 at 8pm on the CW.
Official Synopsis from the CW: "A copycat killer who goes by the name "The Trickster" (guest star Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (guest star Mark Hamill), who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry (John Wesley Shipp) prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) came up with the idea for the particle accelerator." »
As well as returning as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this year, Mark Hamill is set to reprise his role as The Trickster from the early 90s Flash TV series for The CW’s rebooted DC show. The episode airs a week on Tuesday, and thanks to Cbr we’ve got three images from the episode ‘Tricksters’ featuring Hamill’s James Jesse along with Devon Graye as the new Trickster, John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen…
Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”) Reprises His Role As The Trickster — A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” (guest star Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, »
- Gary Collinson
The Flash Trickers Images. During next week’s episode titled ‘Tricksters’, we will see the return of Mark Hamill reprising his role as the original Trickster from the 90s The Flash series. We shall see if he is up to his old ways, but first, we got some images of [...]
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- Mufsin Mahbub
Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”) Reprises His Role As The Trickster — A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” (guest star Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (guest star Mark Hamill), who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry (John Wesley Shipp) prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) came up with the idea for the particle accelerator. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg. »
Last week, it was announced that famed musician John Williams had to back out of scoring the soundtrack to Steven Spielberg's espionage thriller Bridge of Spies. It will be the first time the two have not collaborated on a project since 1985's The Color Purple, when Quincy Jones stepped in. John Williams' schedule was interrupted due to a minor health issue. That issue has been corrected, and he has begun work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That soundtrack will be scored in Los Angeles, marking the first time a score for any Star Wars movie has ever been recorded in the United States. StarWars.com sent out the following press release:
John Williams is currently hard at work composing the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be recorded in Los Angeles. For the recording of the score, John Williams will work with members »
Last month, we revealed that actor Doug Jones has signed on to play the villainous Deathbolt in CW's Arrow in an upcoming episode entitled "Broken Arrow". Today, the actor took to his Twitter page to reveal that his character will also appear in an episode of The Flash entitled "Rogue Air,"which will be the 22nd episode of Season 1. No details were given on how the character will cross over from Arrow's Starling City to The Flash's Central City, but it seems that The Flash keeps adding more members of the superhero group the Rogues, and who may be fully assembled by the season finale.
Jake Simmons, a.k.a. Deathbolt, was created in 1983 by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway. first appearing in All-Star Squadron #21. This powerful villain has the ability to manipulate electricity, and was also given the nickname "The Human Battery" in the comics. His appearance »
John Williams is set to break tradition when it comes to the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the official Star Wars site revealing that the composer will record the score for the hotly-anticipated first chapter in Disney’s Sequel Trilogy in Los Angeles, rather than utilising Abbey Road Studios and the London Symphony Orchestra, as he did with the first six chapters of the saga.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with the very best musicians in both the U.K. and the U.S.,” says Williams. “The London Symphony Orchestra has consistently performed with great artistry on all six of the prior films in the Star Wars saga, and I will be forever grateful for their commitment and dedication. Equally, it has been my honor to have worked with my brilliant colleagues in Los Angeles, and always appreciate the invaluable contribution they’ve made »
- Gary Collinson
“It’ll be very cool. I’m very excited about it. I’m excited to see it, to see how it all comes together,” he told Moviefone, noting that the trailer was “very fun” and that “it was very fun to see that spirit get ignited again.”
“The first movie I remember seeing in a theatre was Return of the Jedi,” he adds as to why he took the role. “And then J.J., on top of the whole thing was J.J. Nostalgia can only go so far and at a certain point you have to have someone who has a real vision of what they want to do.”
When asked about Star Wars: Episode VIII, »
- Luke Owen
Last week, Disney finally confirmed that Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, with Disney setting a May 26, 2017 release date for this follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, no other details were given in regards to the story, or what characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be back for the follow-up. It is widely believed that the new characters introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be at the center of both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, but the entire trilogy is still shrouded in mystery. Oscar Isaac, who plays X-wing pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is doing press for his sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, where he was asked how he felt about working with Rian Johnson in Star Wars: Episode VIII. His answer essentially confirms that he »
Right out of the gate The CW’s The Flash has been one of the highest rated new shows for its network and as it nears the end of its first season, with it’s most shocking revelations and turns in its most recent episode, the show has tracked very well with no signs of stopping. The Flash began its course on the second season of The CW’s other DC comic book superhero series Arrow and was then spun off into its own series later that year, which expanded the shared universe of both shows with crossovers and introductions to more superhero and villain characters with potential of their own spin off series.
The Flash is centered on Barry Allen, a CSI from Central City, who was caught in a freak accident that gave him impossible powers of super speed which he has allied with a team of scientists from S. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Last week, it was announced that Disney and LucasFilm have teamed with DelRey to release at least 20 books this fall through multiple publishers. These novels and activity books will bridge the 32-year gap between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hitting theaters December 18. One of the more important books storywise, hitting store shelves on September 4, is Star Wars: Aftermath, which has just become available for presale. We have your first look at the cover art, and more details about how this epic adventure will actually bridge the original and the impending trilogies with both old and new characters alike.
The book will be written by "Blackbirds," "Mockingbird,"  and "Under the Empyrean Sky" author Chuck Wendig. About his experiences writing the novel, and why it means so much to him, he states:
"My earliest - and still one of my »
Part of what’s made The Flash such an enjoyable comic book show is how the writers and showrunners have refused to shy away from some of the more outlandish stuff in the source material. For instance, the seeds for time travel and a nemesis like Reverse-Flash were planted in the opening moments of the pilot episode, and that same hour contained an Easter Egg for everyone’s favorite telepathic primate Gorilla Grodd.
Now both of those characters are coming into focus as the series enters the last third of its freshman season. The showrunners have already teased the big things still yet to come in the series, and now the scarlet speedster himself has provided a few details of his own.
- James Garcia
“With no disrespect to any of the other directors or episodes that we’ve produced, I think this is the best episode we’ve ever done,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told reporters at a recent preview screening. “It’s everything that ‘The Flash’ can do as a TV show — I feel like this episode delivers in spades. It’s got amazing visual effects that you just don’t see on television; it’s full of heart; it’s full of romance; it’s full of genuine scares and it’s really the best version of the show.”
Below, Variety has an exclusive sneak peek at “Out of Time,” plus a list of 7 things we’ve »
- Laura Prudom
“The episode delivers in spades. It’s got amazing special effects you just don’t see on television. It’s full of heart. It’s full of romance. »
Gotham fans won't need much reminding of who Cameron Monaghan is. Starring in The Blind Fortune Teller, he became a lot of fans’ favourite Joker contender by offering up a laugh that Mark Hamill would be proud of and a grin that reminded us of Jack Nicholson.
When reviewing Gotham’s Red Hood episode, the memory of Monaghan stuck with this writer so much that the next would-be Joker failed to make much of an impression. Sadly, it now looks like we will be stuck in this Monaghan-less state for quite some time.
“When I was on set, we discussed the possibly of me coming back in the second or third season,” he revealed. “Nothing is set in stone yet. I think the producers have a firm plan for what they want to do, »
Could Heath Ledger have survived the hype that came after his performance as the Joker? Would he have been able to leave that most iconic of performances behind him and not be typecast or entirely over-shadowed? Mark Hamill might suggest that he would have struggled.
In truth, if Ledger hadn’t died so tragically while filing The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus he might well have joined the ever increasing pile of actors who failed to put their defining roles behind them. Hamill might be top of the pyramid, but he’s far from the only one, and when you consider that the comic book movie genre seems curiously prolific when it comes to ruining careers, the odds were stacked even more against Ledger.
So which actors would he have joined on the list of the poor unfortunate souls destroyed by what should have been career making performances in comic book movies? »
- Simon Gallagher
Just like its fellow CW superhero drama Arrow, The Flash was also represented at PaleyFest this weekend and, again just like Arrow, debuted an all-new trailer that showed scenes from upcoming episodes of the hit series. While many recordings of the video have already made their way onto YouTube, The CW and Warner Bros. TV have finally released The Flash’s PaleyFest trailer for the public, and if you weren’t already excited for the show’s final run of episodes in Season 1, this two-minute plus look at what’s ahead will certainly get you ready. Without spoiling any exact details, the trailer provides quick glimpses at many of The Flash‘s new episodes, which will be airing from this month into May. In the video, we see the return of Captain Cold and Heat Wave (along with Cold’s sister, Lisa Snart, played by The Tomorrow People‘s Peyton List »
- Chris King
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