Over the weekend, Peter Jackson answered some questions about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second act of his ever-expanding Hobbit prequel saga via live video chat. One fan in particular had an incredibly in-depth question about the elves of Mirkwood, and specifically whether the film would differentiate between the Sindarin elves and the Nandor elves – who are completely different, duh. The fan who asked that question? None other than Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report and lifelong Tolkien fan.
Check out Colbert’s question and Jackson’s response in the video below, which also includes behind-the-scenes looks at Bard the Bowman (played by Luke Evans) and the return of Orlando Bloom’s Legolas. Alas, still no sign of Smaug, a.k.a. Benedragon Cumberbatch.
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