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‘Colbert Report’ Will Dedicate a Week of Shows to ‘The Hobbit’

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Superstar and all around super guy Stephen Colbert is also a super nerd when it comes to the fantasy works of J.R.R. Tolkien. He doesn’t just love ‘The Lord of the Rings’ books. He’s a walking almanac of the series.

So it’s probably no surprise to the “Colbert Nation” that Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report’ will dedicate an entire week of shows to ‘The Hobbit,’ the new movie based on Tolkien’s iconic works from ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy director Peter Jackson.

These special episodes will include interviews with some of the stars of the new ‘Hobbit’ movie opening on Friday, Dec. 14 including Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and Jackson. We’re really hoping that Gollum will also make an appearance and tries to steal Colbert’s “precious” Peabody Award.

The movie itself may also feature a special appearance by Colbert as well. The host visited the set of Jackson’s movie in New Zealand. Rumors have since surfaced that Colbert scored a cameo in the new movie, something that Jackson did not confirm or deny. He also said of the Comedy Central host, “I have never met a bigger Tolkien geek in my life.”

Colbert also couldn’t resist showing off for his fellow Tolkien fans in his released statement announcing the new series. He said, “Elen sila lumenn’ omentielvo… I mean that sincerely.” That means “A star shines upon the hour of our meeting” in Elvish.

The special ‘Hobbit’ series starts this Monday.

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