Billy Boyd, who played Pippin in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, will return to Middle Earth to sing the final song for The Hobbit trilogy, The Last Goodbye. Pippin’s dirge for Faramir, Edge of Night, graced the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, delighting fans.

So far Neil Finn has performed Song of the Lonely Mountain for An Unexpected Journey(which I loved) and Ed Sheeran performed I See Fire for The Desolation of Smaug (which I hated). Billy Boyd’s contribution will be a fitting end to Jackson’s final chapter in Middle Earth.

It’s been reported that nearly three-quarters of a billion US dollars has been spent on The Hobbit trilogy so far. Production costs through March had reached $NZ934 million (AU$870 million or $US745 million). Post-production work on The Battle of Five Armies has not been included in the figures. Per-film, however, they are not the most expensive films ever made. And so far it is estimated the first two films have taken US$1.98 billion at the box office.

 

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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