Despite their early days together on The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert has not immersed himself in the feature film world like his friend Steve Carell. While he still has his own Comedy Central show to take up his time, the talent has lended his voice to films like Monsters vs Aliens and the upcoming Mr. Peabody & Sherman, but will we see him pop up in one of the year’s biggest movies?
Colbert recently sat down with none other than Playboy Magazine for an extensive interview and one of the topics that popped up was his love for The Hobbit and J.R.R. Tolkien‘s entire world. He admitted as a kid, he would look up to a Aragorn, who was “a warrior, a scholar, a poet, a healer” and “all things you can aspire to be.” Colbert also admitted that Peter Jackson invited him to the set of his extensive shoot…and that’s where things get a bit interesting.
Not only did he see 25 minutes worth of footage, but he also went on set during the shoot to various locations. When pressed with the question if he actually appeared in front of the camera, Colbert only smiled, said “could be” and remained tightlipped. As a personality who always keeps one on their toes, this could all be one big joke and something I certainly wouldn’t put money down on, but in less than two months one can bet we’ll be watching the background of Middle-earth a little more carefully to see if this funnyman pops up.
Colbert or no Colbert, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14th.
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