Movies Stephen Colbert Rocks Full 'Hobbit' Costume To Host Comic-Con Panel By Zach Seemayer 12:00 PM PDT, July 28, 2014 ETONLINE It's no secret to fans of that The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert is a die-hard J.R.R. Tolkien fan, with an encyclopedic knowledge of his work and a dedicated love for the worlds he built. Colbert is such a fan that director Peter Jackson even cast him in a cameo role in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug as a Lake-town spy, the costume for which Colbert wore, in full, when he hosted the Comic-Con panel discussing the upcoming Hobbit film on Saturday. RELATED: Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman as Host of Late ShowColbert introduced the panel discussion with a long speech about his love of Tolkien's work, and his joy of being involved in the film franchise. Colbert is reported to also have a brief cameo in the upcoming installment of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.If you didn't catch Colbert's blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo, this is what he looked like.Related Gallery Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?