Stephen Colbert Is A LOTR Fanboy
Stephen Colbert is LITERALLY one of my favorite people on television.
The man can talk about the weather and make me laugh. Plus, he’s brilliant. His Colbert character is one of the best forms of satire I’ve ever seen.
But recently, Colbert led a panel at Comic Con about the Lord of the Rings, and it’s as good as you would expect it to be. The panel included Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and other stars from the trilogy. When Colbert talks about The Lord of the Rings, two of the best things that ever existed join together in wondrous harmony.
A couple of his quotes from the panel, which I posted a video of below:
“The only problem, as I saw it, was that at a total running time of 11 and a half hours, they were too damn short.”
On Jackson’s adaptation of the novels: “I was worried that somehow he would take away my treasure, my horde of precious Middle-earth stories. It was a very possessive, obsessive, very dragon-y feeling, so I found and followed everything I could about the progress of these movies.”