The new trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies may have gotten you excited to visit Middle-earth for the last time, but when it comes to the fantasy world created for the Lord of the Rings movies, nothing can beat Stephen Colbert's epic speech on the subject, which he delivered at Comic-Con this past weekend. A longtime J.R.R. Tolkien superfan, Colbert had a cameo as the Laketown Spy in the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and he reprised the character on Saturday while moderating the Hobbit panel. (Adorably, Colbert's young son came out onstage dressed as a Laketown spy, too.) But before Colbert introduced Peter Jackson and the film's cast, he delivered an epic, hilarious, emotional speech about his Lord of the Rings fandom and how much Jackson's six movies have meant to him. Give it a read, and we guarantee that your already-overstuffed heart will swell even more for The Hobbit (and for Colbert).
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