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Written by Howard Korder
Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
Aired October 12, 2014
After four seasons of deliberately paced, character-based storytelling, Boardwalk Empire wasn’t going to change its approach in its final truncated season. Instead of introducing new intrigues or foes, the series used much of its time to reflect on the paths that brought Nucky and the other main characters to this point and to say an extended goodbye to the people and world of the show. With Nucky facing off against well known historical figures, an air of doom pervades much of the final episodes before they reach their poetic, but inevitable conclusion. More intriguing is the antepenultimate episode, “Devil You Know”, which says goodbye to two of the series’ most colorful characters and powerful actors, Michael Shannon’s George Mueller/Nelson Van Alden and Michael K. Williams’ Chalky White. Shannon’s intense and frequently »
The CW's new take on "The Flash" has been enjoying bringing back various cast members from the 1990s TV series. John Wesley Shipp has been in the new show since the pilot, playing the father of the current Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). In a recent episode, Amanda Pays returned to reprise the role of Dr. Tina McGee albeit a somewhat frostier version of the character.
Word came the other week though of an unexpected return - Mark Hamill as the villain The Trickster. Hamill took on the role of the colorful baddie in the CBS series, and is again reprising the role here albeit in a very different way. According to reports, he'll play a long incarcerated version of the villain whose help is sought when a copycat takes up his former criminal identity.
Recently talking with IGN, Hamill is as surprised as anyone he got the call to return:
"Well listen, »
- Garth Franklin
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. »
The post-apocalyptic genre has been a staple in sci-fi for decades, and Josh Ridgway is contributing to the thought-provoking genre with his new film, “The Sector.” The film stars Richard Tyson (“Black Hawk Down”), Lance Henriksen (“Aliens,” “The Terminator”), John Wesley Shipp (1990-91 series “The Flash,” CW’s “The Flash” ), Vernon Wells (“Commando, “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”), Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (“Top Gun,” “Die Hard,” “Walker, Texas Ranger”) and Matthew Tompkins (“Machete,” “Longmire,” “Friday Night Lights”), and follows a bounty hunter living in a dystopian world who is simply trying to catch some outlaws. His mission reveals a conspiracy that reveals shocking truths about his own existence. Ridgway stated [ Read More ]
The post Exclusive: Stills From New Sci-Fi Project, The Sector, Reveal Dystopian World appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Get your tissues ready, The Flash’s winter finale is going to produce some tears!
“It really is the emotional capper of these first nine episodes,” The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells ETonline ahead of Tuesday’s episode. “You’re going to get a lot of answers that people have had questions to – a lot of mysteries are solved – but then just as many mysteries … are opened up.”
The episode finds Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) face to face with the man in the yellow suit, aka Reverse-Flash, the same person responsible for the death of his mother. Though fans won’t find out who actually is behind the mask – at least not yet – Kreisberg is making grand pronouncements about the upcoming hour.
“It really is one of the best hours I’ve really been a part of,” he said. “It »
You’ve got to love the reverence the producers of CW’s new hit, The Flash, have for the original show. That original show, which ran only one season in 1990, starred John Wesley Shipp as the super-fast DC hero. When CW revived the show as part of the DC TV Universe, they cast Shipp as the […]
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In this new version of The Trickster, Mark's character is serving a life sentence at Iron ...
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Mark Hamill has signed on to play James Jesse, a.k.a. The Trickster, in an upcoming episode of CW's The Flash. The actor actually played the same character in two episodes of the 1990 CBS series The Flash, which only ran for one season. His Joker-esque portrayal of The Trickster actually lead to Mark Hamill voicing The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and Superman in the 1990s. Here's the character's official description from Hitfix:
"Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's Flash series. 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. »
Here’s another reason for me to finally make time to catch up on The Flash - it’s being reported that Mark Hamill will join the cast as James Jesse, aka The Trickster. Hamill actually played the character in two episodes of the 90s live-action TV show on CBS. He went pretty big with the role on that series, but even if he pulls it back just a bit for this one, The Trickster is still bound to be a particularly colorful character. Apparently Hamill’s The Trickster will pop up in the 17th episode of the season. Hit the jump for more on what to expect from the new Trickster. Here's the description of the character from HitFix: "Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's 'Flash' series. In this new iteration, The Trickster is »
- Perri Nemiroff
The Trickster is coming to The Flash and he's going to look mighty familiar! E! News has confirmed Star Wars' Mark Hamill—yes, Luke Skywalker himself—will reprise the villain role he originally played on the 1990s CBS Flash TV series. Hamill played the comic book villain in two episodes of The Flash in 1991. He also provided the voice of the character in the animated Justice League series. The original star of The Flash, John Wesley Shipp, plays Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) father on the CW series. "Having Mark reprise his role as The Trickster was on our original wish list when we were planning our version of The Flash," series executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement to »
Mark Hamill might be returning to a galaxy far, far away in the near future, but before Luke Skywalker hits the big screen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” next December, the genre icon will be reprising another memorable role — that of The Trickster (aka James Jesse), a villain from The Flash’s rogues gallery whom Hamill first portrayed in CBS’ iteration of the superhero series in the ’90s.
According to HitFix, Hamill will appear in the 17th episode of “The Flash’s” freshman season with a new twist on his old character: “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 »
- Laura Prudom
The Flash has already paid homage to the short-lived CBS series from the 1990s in casting its star John Wesley Shipp as the father of Barry Allen. Now, the CW series is staging an even bigger nod to the original show, by bringing back Mark Hamill (yes, that Mark Hamill) as the zany supervillain known as the Trickster.
The Trickster, a.k.a. James Jesse, was perhaps the most memorable villain of the original Flash series, thanks in no small part to Hamill’s off-the-wall performance. In fact, his Joker-esque portrayal of the Rogues member landed him the voice acting role of the actual Clown Prince of Crime, beginning with Batman: The Animated Series and stretching on into other shows, direct-to-dvd films, Justice League cartoons and video games like Arkham Asylum and its sequel, Arkham City.
Hamill will return as the Trickster in The Flash‘s seventeenth episode, which will »
- James Garcia
It looks like The CW is bringing back another actor and character from the 1990s version of The Flash. HitFix is reporting that Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will be reprising his role of James Jesse, a.k.a. The Trickster, on the new series. Here's the official description of the episode:
Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's 'Flash' series. 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.
I think that this is pretty damn radical! »
- Joey Paur
Outside of Star Wars, Mark Hamill is best known for his voice work as The Joker in the DC animated universe, but way back in 1991 Hamill portrayed another DC villain, and in live-action no less, taking on the role of The Trickster in the John Wesley Shipp-headlined series The Flash. And, according to HitFix, Hamill is set to return to the role in The CW’s current series, with the site reporting that he’ll be back as James Jesse in episode 17 of the current season.
The official character description reads:
“Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90’s ‘Flash‘ series. 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 »
- Gary Collinson
Back in the early 1990s, Mark Hamill became famous for his voice work as The Joker on the acclaimed "Batman: The Animated Series". Yet, that wasn't the only comic villain the actor played during that time.
Before he got that gig, he popped up in two episodes of the original 1991 "The Flash" TV series as James Montgomery Jesse, aka. the villain The Trickster. Sporting garishly colored outfits, The Trickster nevertheless proved a lethal villain and is probably the most remembered baddie from the 1991 show.
Now The CW's current "The Flash" series is not only bringing back The Trickster, but getting back Hamill for the role as well. Hitfix reports that Hamill will reprise his role as an aged, incarcerated version of James Jesse who helps the Star Labs team hunt down a younger copycat Trickster.
Hamill, who will appear in the seventeenth episode of the first season, re-interprets the character »
- Garth Franklin
DC villain The Trickster was first played by Mark Hamill back in the 1990s. Now, he’s having another go…
Comic book legend has it that Mark Hamill’s turn as The Trickster back in the 1990s The Flash show got him on the radar for the string of Joker voice performances he’s been lapping up in the decades hence.
In a lovely tip of the cap to the classic show, The CW has now snapped up Mr Hamill for a reprisal of his role in their current The Flash series. It will be his second return to the role, having lent his vocal skills to 2006's Justice League animation.
"Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's 'Flash' series,” said the official announcement.
“In this new iteration, The Trickster is an anarchist terrorist con man »
The Trickster awakens.
Star Wars icon Mark Hamill will guest-star on The CW’s The Flash this season, reprising his role from the 1990s edition of the superhero series as James Jesse aka The Trickster, HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall reports.
On the old Flash series, Hamill tormented John Wesley Shipp, who on The CW’s freshman hit plays Barry Allen’s wrongly incarcerated father. Now, James Jesse is serving a life sentence at Iron Heights as a next-gen Trickster pranks Central City and The Flash.
“Having Mark reprise his role as The Trickster was on our original wish list when »
"The Flash" is staging another homage to the '90s "Flash" series, bringing back Mark Hamill to reprise his role as James Jesse, aka Flash villain the Trickster. The Trickster was the most memorable villain from the short-lived CBS "Flash" series, with Hamill taking the role so far in a Joker direction that he was unsurprisingly cast to voice the actual Joker through years of Batman and Justice League cartoons and video games. The CW "Flash" already cast the CBS show's star, John Wesley Shipp, as father to Grant Gustin's Barry, but with Hamill — who will appear in the season's 17th episode, sometime in 2015 — the new show gets to have it both ways. Hamill will again play James Jesse, but with the twist of a new Trickster (presumably based on the one Geoff Johns introduced during his original run in "The Flash" comic) out there for Barry to stop. »
- Alan Sepinwall
HitFix reports that Hamill will once again play James Jesse, a.k.a. The Trickster, the villain he also portrayed in the 1990s CBS "Flash" series. The CW version has paid homage to that earlier adaptation before, casting John Wesley Shipp -- who played the titular character in the '90s -- as Grant Gustin's father this time around.
The official character description, per HitFix:
"Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's 'Flash' series. 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 »
- Katie Roberts
The CW brought back the original TV Flash, John Wesley Shipp, to play Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) father for their new take on the character, and now it seems his old enemy from that fondly remembered '90s series will be joining him. According to Hitfix, Star Wars legend Mark Hamill will return to play The Trickster in the 17th episode of The Flash, which will air sometime next year. From the official character description below, it sounds as if Hamill could actually be seen as reprising the role of an older James Jesse (though it does make it clear that he'll be a "new interpretation"), helping Barry to apprehend the updated version of the character, Hannibal Lector style. "Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's 'Flash' series. In this new iteration, The Trickster is an »
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