As you might have heard yesterday, next week is The Hobbit Week on The Colbert Report, as Stephen welcomes Sir Ian McKellen on Monday, Martin Freeman on Tuesday, Peter Jackson on Wednesday and Andy Serkis on Thursday. You might know them better by their respective Hobbit characters, Yoda, Voldemort, Sulu and Morpheus.
In the meantime, let’s prepare for the weeklong Tolkien-fest with some classic Middle Earthian moments from The Report. First up, click the gif to watch Stephen put the literary smackdown on fellow LOTR-head James Franco.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed over the weekend that well-known LOTR-aficionado Stephen Colbert will have a cameo role in Peter Jackson’s upcoming Hobbit trilogy.
If you’re not familiar with the extent of Stephen’s Tolkien fanaticism, you really owe it to yourself to watch this 2005 Daily Show interview with Viggo Mortensen, featuring an out-of-character Stephen explaining the saga’s mythology in great detail.
It’s not clear which installment of the trilogy Stephen will appear in, but it unfortunately won’t be the first one. In the meantime, click the gif to watch Stephen compare the GOP to LOTR.