Just as you all expected, yes, Stephen Colbert will be making a cameo of some kind in the new Hobbit film. Very little is known about the exact nature of the role, with the Comedy Central host playing coy as to the size or description of how he'll be appearing, whether it will be a background role or play a more major character. The only thing that is for certain is that Colbert won't be appearing in this year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but in one of the two follow-up sequels that arrive in December 2013 and Summer 2014.
I don't know about you, but I really hope the cameo is hardly recognizable, like one of those ones you have to freeze frame in order to see his head pop up in the background out-of-focus, because quite frankly, if I see Colbert's face on screen I'm probably going to start laughing thinking about his best bits over the years and not concentrate on some Elves getting their heads bashed in. And that's why I really go to these movies in the first place. Read More »