Stephen Colbert "Hobbit" Cameo Revealed

The Desolation of Smaug

The host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" makes an appearance on Peter Jackson's second installment of "The Hobbit" franchise.

Dec 30, 2013 | 10:50 AM

Geeks of the world rejoice: Stephen Colbert, the host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," is on Peter Jackson's second installment of "The Hobbit" franchise, "The Desolation of Smaug." According to Screen Crush, Colbert, who's a huge fan of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," "jumped right on the chance" of making a cameo in the movie. Click here to watch a YouTube sneak peek, thanks to Reddit users who obtained it from a GIF originally posted on Imgur.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," starring Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Luke Evans, debuted at the No. 1 spot both on the United States and U.K.'s box offices after a successful promotional tour (including premiers in Berlin and Madrid) helping excite the massive following of the fantasy adventure franchise.

And, even after three weeks of its release, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues to "dwarf the cinematic competition," dominating competing films such as "Frozen" and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" to remain on top of the box office with an estimated domestic gross of $190 million dollars.

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