A movie production can bring about the oddest pairings and the latest news from the set of ‘The Hobbit’ is no exception. Peter Jackson has brought on board a satirical political pundit and a demon hunter to Middle Earth.
Most times, news of actors making cameos in films goes unannounced, but fans of ‘Supernatural’ got a real treat when Jim Beaver (who played Bobby Singer in the series) teased his followers with this tweet:
Unfortunately, no other details were given about his cameo but many suspect his scene will probably be part of the third installment of the trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again,’ which is currently filming.
Also someone who may be appearing (albeit briefly) in the third film is the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report,’ Stephen Colbert. Colbert is a huge J.R.R. Tolkien and ‘Lord of the Rings’ fan who reads Elvish (no joke!) and teased his appearance on the movie in an interview for Playboy Magazine.
“Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year,” he had said. “I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. Jackson knows I’m a big fan of the films.”
When asked if he got to act in the film as an extra, Colbert was reported to have smiled a knowing grin. When asked specifically “Are you telling us you’re in ‘The Hobbit’ movie?” he again smiled and answered, “Could be.”
Just like Beaver’s role, no other information was revealed about Colbert’s participation as to whether he’ll be a key character or just part of the background.
It seems Jackson will not only entertain audiences with the conclusion of ‘The Hobbit’ story but the third installment is beginning to sound like a who’s who in cameo appearances. Wonder who else Jackson has lined up to appear?
What do you think of these cameos and who would you like to see make an appearance in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy? Sound off in the comments below!
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in theaters December 14, 2012 with The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug on December 13th, 2013 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again on July 18th, 2014.
Source: THR, Jim Beaver