That’s right! According to Vulture, Colbert, a Tolkien fan since childhood, announced a year ago that he would make a cameo appearance in Peter Jackson’s second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug. When he told Letterman earlier this month that the collaboration was legit, it sent the Internet a’digging. Now, thanks to some solid detective work from Reddit, we can confirm he turned up late in the film as a Laketown spy. See for yourself:
And here’s the all-important .gif, introducing an epic eye-patch, courtesy of imgur:
Desolation of Smaug continues to clean up at the box office, holding down the top spot for the third weekend in a row. And Stephen Colbert, for his part, continues to be the coolest nerd on the planet.