While we have the big 4-show crossover to look forward to this week, with The Flash airing its part tonight, we also have the upcoming mid-season finale for the remaining DC shows on The CW. Today the network released official promotional images for the ninth episode titled “The Present” which will feature a visit to Jay Garrick’s world, Earth-3, with John Wesley Shipp returning to the show since the second episode this season.
If you recall last month, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill was spotted on the set of the show, but in a different outfit from his usual Trickster look. This would be the third episode for Hamill on the series. From the looks of the images, it appears that this is his Earth-3 counterpart. The Earth-3 version of Trickster is looking very Joker-ish in these photos and given his long work on The Joker in animation, this might be the closest thing we get to see Hamill play Joker in live-action.
Check out all the new images below along with the official description for “The Present” which will air next week.
“The Present”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
BARRY SEEKS HELP FROM JAY GARRICK — With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry (Grant Gustin) is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris (Candice Patton). Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick (guest star John Wesley Shipp). Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R. (Tom Cavanagh), which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco (Carlos Valdes) faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez), old wounds are reopened. Rachel Talalay directed the episode with story by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing and teleplay by Lauren Certo (#309). Original airdate 12/6/2016.”
The Flash Season 3 airs on Tuesday nights at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews.