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Stephen Colbert Hints at Hobbit Cameo

October 22, 2012  |  1:50pm
Stephen Colbert Hints at <i>Hobbit</i> Cameo

In a recent interview with Playboy, Stephen Colbert all but confirms he will make a cameo in Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit.

“I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations,” Colbert said. “I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. Jackson knows I’m a big fan of the films.”

Later when asked if he might be seen on screen, he replied coyly, “Could be.”

A source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Colbert indeed shot a cameo, but it will not come in the first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which will hit theaters Dec. 14. Instead it will take place in either 2013’s The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, or 2014’s The Hobbit: There and Back Again. It isn’t yet known what role he’ll play, his importance in the film or if he’ll get to put his fluent Elvish to use.

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