Stephen Colbert Has a ‘Hobbit’ Cameo

Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit movie trilogy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Colbert spoke about flying to New Zealand to visit the set last year in an awesome, in-depth Playboy interview last week, in which he also hinted at having a cameo in the movies. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed shortly thereafter that Colbert will, in fact, have a role in one of the films, but it’s still not known whether it’s a significant role or just a background acting gig. The Colbert cameo won’t be in the first installment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which comes out this December. It’ll be in either the second or third film, which are set for release in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Stephen Colbert can read Elvish, so hopefully Peter Jackson put him to good use.

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