This is just making us green with envy; it’s every nerdy kid’s dream!
Colbert has been a longstanding fan of The Lord of the Rings and has been signed up as a mystery character. No details of his appearance have been revealed … yet. But we do know it will not be in the first instalment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The comedian hinted at a possible cameo in the films during an interview with Playboy magazine (today’s leader in upright journalism) for the November issue.
“[Director] Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year,” Colbert stated. “I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. Jackson knows I’m a big fan of the films.”
Upon being asked whether he will be appearing in the film, the television host answered, “Could be.”
Colbert is the king of funny — we hope that his cameo will be appropriate to his personality. Maybe a guest dwarf? Or a crazed woodland creature? An orc? We shall see.
What do you think?
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