It’s no secret that Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is a huge Lord of the Rings fan. Even more impressive is the fact that he also reads Elvish. And if this little tidbit from a ‘knowledgeable source’ is true, then Colbert dreams are coming true: he’s going to make a cameo in The Hobbit.
Colbert himself teased about getting hired as an extra for the movie in the November issue of Playboy after he was spotted visiting the set in New Zealand. He notes:
“Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year,” he said. “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.”
When asked point blank if he was going to be in the Hobbit movie, Colbert responded: “Could be.”
Sounds like we’ll be seeing Mr. Colbert in The Hobbit when it hits theaters this December 14th.
(via Hollywood Reporter)