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Not all that glitters is gold

Says Jackson: “I Have Never Met a Bigger Tolkien Geek in My Life.”


Philippa Boyens is our resident Tolkien expert, and when Stephen came down to visit the set, we put him head to head with Philippa on a Tolkien quiz – and Stephen triumphed. I have to say, his encyclopedic knowledge of Tolkien is spectacular, and points to a deprived childhood in some respects.Peter Jackson, speaking of Stephen Colbert, who was recently invited to visit the set of The Hobbit films in New Zealand.

As for that rumored and possibly confirmed cameo for the fake news anchor, Jackson said that “it’s yet to be confirmed or denied.”

(via Digital Spy.)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1628614400 Janis Wright

    he has the bone structure to play a good elf!

  • Life Lessons

    Huzzah Stephen! I love Tolkien too!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thursday.next.169 Thursday Next

    Sorry… I don’t dislike Stephen Colbert per se, but whether he’s a huge fan or not I don’t think he has a place in the movie. I feel like it would be distracting. Do not want.

  • Anonymous

    “I have to say, his encyclopedic knowledge of Tolkien is spectacular, and points to a deprived childhood in some respects.” Dontcha just love passive-aggressive self-depracation?

  • Anonymous

    Never met a bigger Tolkien geek, eh? Clearly, he’s never met me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003037095323 Jerilyn Nighy

    Colbert is an actor. It’s no different than casting Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-town.

  • http://twitter.com/seriouslyyouguy you guys

    That’s not self-deprecation, Jackson wasn’t referring to himself. Either way, Colbert was the youngest of 12 children and his father and two of his brothers died in a plane crash when he was 10.

  • http://twitter.com/EliasAlgorithm Elias Algorithm

    No one complained when Bret McKenzie slipped into LOTR. Heck, most people wanted more.

  • Anonymous

    Depending on your sphere of influence, that is Bret’s signature achievement, so… bad comparative