Click the gif to watch night three of The Hobbit Week on The Colbert Report as Stephen sits down with Andy “Gollum” Serkis. And be sure to tune in tonight at 11:30/10:30c for the exciting conclusion with director Peter Jackson.
This cracked me up! Also, made me think, has Ian McKellen just been hanging out at Colbert’s studio all week?
recent articles + ‘Arrow’ Reviews, Did You Hear Disney Bought Star Wars!?!?
There’s been one news story dominating the internet and it’s Disney buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. I’m still unsure how I feel about it, which is probably the smartest move. It’s waaaaay to early to make any kind of judgements about the future of the ‘Star Wars' franchise. I'm not a Disney-hater, in fact I freakin' love Disney. That's not to say the company hasn't had its missteps in the past, but I like to be optimistic and believe they're beginning to figure out how to be a successful mega-conglomerate that's involved in far more than animated pictures. Hell, they're barely involved in animated pictures.
The biggest news to come from this Disney/Lucasfilm acquisition is their plans to pursue a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, with Episode VII releasing in 2015. (Note: This new trilogy will be a completely original story, not an adaption of the “Thrawn Trilogy.”) If that year sounds familiar it’s because ‘Avengers 2' is also set to release in 2015. Meaning, Disney would dominate the nerd-o-sphere in a way no one company ever has before. Even as I type this it seems so unreal. What are your feelings about this bombshell? Have you recovered? Do you need comfort? I'm here to help.
Just remember how we panicked when Disney bought Marvel? Well, we worried for no reason because ‘The Avengers' was incredible. And besides, could they really do worse than the prequels? I mean, what could the House of Mouse release that's worse than Jar-Jar?
All right, moving on from the nerd news story of the century, I’ve reviewed two more episodes of ‘Arrow’:
I’m a little surprised how much I’m enjoying this show. It’s really unlike any Green Arrow I’ve read or watched before, but I’m digging it. You?
So This Is Happening of the Day: As anticipated, Stephen Colbert will announce on tonight’s show that he is officially exploring a bid for President of the United States of America of South Carolina.
The Palmetto Public Record reports that Colbert’s announcement coincides with negotiations by his Super PAC for a “substantial media buy” in South Carolina.
Colbert 4 Prez ads coming soon to the Palmetto State?
COLBERT FOR PRESIDENT!
Last night’s guest on The Colbert Report was Elijah Wood and he was there promoting his latest filmHappy Feet 2. And that was all he and Stephen Colbert discussed. The end.
I’m seriously attempting to attend these rallies. Already I’ve put in a request to be off work and I’ve research flying vs driving. Driving is a lot cheaper, but to no surprise it’ll take insanely longer. Regardless, I really want to make it happen. I really want this to become a movement. Most likely though, probably not, because we’re all reasonable people who have more important things going on in our lives.
Coco Tour Cameos of the Day: Everyone expected the Welcome Home leg of Conan O’Brien’s “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour” at Radio City to be big — but few expected it to be Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Dance-Off big.
Almost too much awesomeness for one stage to handle. Can’t believe Radio City didn’t burst into flames right then and there.
Commemorative Poster of the Day: In honor of Stephen Colbert’s historic visit to Canada for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, street artist Shepard Fairey has designed this inspiring commemorative poster for Colbert Nation to download (pdf), print, and post all over their respective cities, towns, and villages.
(Please observe all local laws and ordinances respecting the posting of bills.)
( via: thedailywhat )