Three new photos have surfaced from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which give us our first look at the beastly Orc Bolg, as played by Conan Stevens. These photos also come with the news that comedian Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in one of the next two sequels. Check out the photos, and then read on for more information on the inclusion of The Colbert Report host in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy.

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The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert is set to make a cameo in one of the second two The Hobbit movies. All that is known is that his role will not be featured in the first movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, although it isn't specified if he will appear in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug or The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

Here's what the comedian had to say about his trip to the set last year.

"Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year. 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."

It isn't known if he will portray a featured character or just a background role. The comedian is a big fan of the entire J.R.R. Tolkien novel series, and he reportedly reads Elvish as well.