22 October 2012
Stephen Colbert's 'Hobbit' Cameo Confirmed
In the November issue of Playboy magazine, fake TV pundit Stephen Colbert - who, if you didn't already know, is a huge Tolkien fan - revealed that he had visited the set of The Hobbit, where director Peter Jackson showed him 25 minutes of footage. Naturally, this led to the question: does this mean a possible cameo appearance for the passionate Tolkien fan?
Colbert would neither confirm nor deny the possibility, but instead teased that it "could be."
The rumour has now been confirmed, though it is currently unknown what size his role will be. All we do know is that Colbert will not appear in the first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which comes out this December.