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Stephen Colbert "Hobbit" Cameo Revealed

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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