Hobbit Actors to Guest Star on Colbert Report

Gandalf and Galadriel

Stephen Colbert holding the sword AndurilDo you love Tolkien? Probably not as much as Stephen Colbert does. Stephen went up against Philippa Boyens, the resident expert on the set of The Hobbit, to test his encyclopedic knowledge of Middle Earth, and he won. Director Peter Jackson himself called Colbert the biggest Tolkien geek he’s ever met. In celebration of the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Colbert will have a week of shows featuring a Hobbit theme from December 3 through 6. His guest stars for the week will include Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, and Peter Jackson.

Colbert also may or may not have a cameo somewhere in The Hobbit trilogy, but neither he nor Peter Jackson will confirm or deny the rumor. But just imagine him as an elvish warrior running into battle…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had its world premiere in New Zealand just this week on November 28, and it will open in theaters on December 14. Looking forward to the nerdiest week of The Colbert Report ever? Think you could take Colbert in a Tolkien quiz? (Word of warning: He speaks Elvish.) Let us know in the comments below!