Stephen Colbert Set to Appear in “The Hobbit”

Colbert is a big "Lord of The Rings" fan.

Stephen Colbert can knock one thing off of his bucket list.

The Colbert Report host and "Lord of the Rings" fan is set to make a cameo in "The Hobbit" trilogy, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

So, what role will the Comedy Central funnyman be taking on in the fantasy flicks?

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We'll just have to wait and see.

Details regarding Colbert's character, including how big the role will be, are being kept under wraps for now.

The site did report, however, that Colbert will not make an appearance in the first film of the trilogy -- "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which stars Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, and Orlando Bloom, among others.

Colbert's "Hobbit" casting news might not come as that much of a surprise, though.

In an interview in Playboy's November issue, Colbert hinted he might be making an appearance in one of the upcoming films.

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"[Director] Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year," Colbert told the magazine. "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 if he was going to be in the movie, Colbert replied with a smile, "Could be."


Get a sneak peek at "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

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