The Flash shoots scenes for episode 309 with Grant Gustin, John Wesley Shipp and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill
THIS BLOG POST IS ABOUT "THE FLASH" EPISODE 309. If you have not seen this episode & dont want to see possible spoilers from the episode, do not continue reading or viewing the photos.
The next episode of The Flash will be the 9th episode of the 3rd season..... which means the shows 3rd annual appearance of Mark Hamill. This seasons appearance by the Star Wars legend & 1990s The Flash guest star will see his James Jesse character looking a little bit different than usual.
The Flash shot scenes for this episode with Hamill on set in downtown in Vancouver. Also on set was Grant Gustin as the shows lead character, Barry Allen aka The Flash. But also on set this time was John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick aka The Flash on earth 3. More importantly, he was ALSO in the 1990s version of The Flash.... as the shows version of The Flash.
Despite some exceptionally aggressive efforts from the crew to block the scene from being seen by the public on the VERY public & busy corner of Burrard they chose to shoot it on.. I still managed a few shots. On this day we saw James Jesse shoot scenes with purple hair & his face painted up, he was walking out of a bank with bags (probably full of money). Then he drops the bags, and pulls out a tommy gun and seemingly shoots it at someone/somewhere that was off camera. Eventually they did a scene where Jay comes in and apprehends James. A little while later they did a scene where James is taken away to a Police van while Jay stands around and eventually is joined by Barry. A scene with the two Flashes just chatting was next.
Just before they went on lunch break, director Kevin Smith showed up on set to say hi to some of the cast & crew that he had worked with in the past. Smith was in town working on Supergirl at the time.
I know a lot of blogging sites, and even a "news" site commented on this shoot. The big question being "is Mark Hamill playing "the Joker" in this episode?" Of course James Jesse is better known to Flash fans as "The Trickster" but it was clear from his entire ensemble, he didnt look like the regular Trickster we are used to. Since Hamill is also known as "the voice of The Joker" to many for his work voicing the iconic DC character in a a plethora of projects going back to the early 90s, a lot of fans jumped to this assumption. However I dont think The Flash writers would have gotten the ok to use that characters name with the character currently being in use by the movie portion of DC. A more probable role is "the Jokester" who IS another DC character with some similiarities to the iconic Joker, and even is from Earth 3 and has purple hair. Speaking of that hair... Mark Hamill didnt cheap out & have the wardrobe department concoct a wig for him, he actually dyed his hair purple as I found out the next day when I caught up to Mr. Hamill leaving town & noticed the purpleish locks poking out from under his togue while he was signing autographs for some of us.
The Flash airs on Tuesday nights oN The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada. This episode will be on next week December 6, 2016.
You can find our other BTS posts on The Flash filming HERE. You can find our autographs from the stars of the show HERE.
The Flash filmed scenes for episode 209 with Grant Gustin, Liam McIntyre, and Mark Hamill as Santa Claus....seriously.
A couple months ago, I caught the cast & crew of The Flash shooting right downtown at Robson Square.
By the set decoration it was clear, they were filming a Christmas time themed episode.
No shocker, in Central City even Santa Claus isn't a nice guy. But who is Santa in Central City? Why the Trickster of course. Star Wars icon Mark Hamill was in town to reprise his role, along with Spartacus star Liam McIntyre reprising his role as Weather Wizard.
The pair shot a scene with Grant Gustin as The Flash. In the scene Gustin is hold what looks like an oversized Sonic Screwdriver, which the Weather Wizard coaxes out of the Scarlet Speedster before blasting The Flash to who knows where while The Trickster sits by reveling in the events.
Getting a Mark Hamill guest spot just a week & 1/2 before Star Wars VII The Force Awakens hits theatres cant be a bad feather in the cap of the comic book hero series.
A video of the scene has been added below the photos.
During the shows lunch break that evening, a considerably larger than usual crowd was gathering around the stars trailers. Mostly, in hopes of catching Star Wars icon Mark Hamill.
As Mr. Hamill walked to his trailer, I caught up to him before he got close to the crowd and he happily signed my Star Wars photo, featured here on my new Instagram account.
As he got near the trailers, the crowd noticed & stopped him. Mark stopped, took the time to make sure everyone got him....then went to grab his lunch. After getting his lunch he went inside, ate, came back out, and signed MORE items for the waiting crowd and took more photos.
Spartacus star Liam McIntyre also stopped for fans. He at one point walked past the mass of people standing around Mr. Hamill and just had a look of interest and maybe a bit of admiration for the way the year old handled all of the attention.
If you want to se what The Flash or the shows stars are up to, you can find them on their social networking accounts here
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This episode of The Flash will air tonight on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
This post may contain spoilers for episode 117 of THE FLASH. If you have not seen this episode and do not want to read or view any spoilers from it.... do not continue reading the article or viewing the photo below.
Having missed a shoot the other night in Surrey where The Flash was shooting scenes for episode 117 with former 1990's The Flash guest star Mark Hamill reprising his role of James Jesse aka The Trickster, for the 2014 CW network version of The Flash, I was thrilled tonight to get a second crack at seeing the icon in person.
The Star Wars star showed up to film scenes with Devon Graye as Axel Walker, aka the NEW trickster & the former Flash John Wesley Shipp who now plays current Flash Barry Allen's dad, inside a building for the episode and as you can see below, under his jacket is the outlandishly wild pattern of the old Trickster outfit.
The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
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The Flash is a superhero TV program on The CW network.