The internet made a lot of the last time James Franco appeared on the “Colbert Report” and challenged Stephen Colbert to a test of Tolkien knowledge. The results were definitive. Lesson learned.
Or was it?!?!
Now promoting his new film “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Franco came back to “The Report,” but this time, he came prepared. He had a question that he thought would stump the master. Currently rereading “The Silmarillion,” the more mythological text of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, asked Colbert about the Valar, the gods of the world.
Oh, Franco, you naive, naive boy. You underestimate the Tolkien knowledge of Stephen Colbert.