The end credits song for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES will bring six films full circle.
Actor/musician Billy Boyd, best known for his role as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in THE LORD OF THE RINGS films, has been tapped to write and perform the musical exit piece for THE HOBBIT trilogy. Fans will recall that this is not Boyd’s first time singing for Middle Earth:
Here’s what Billy Boyd had to say about the opportunity:
“I wanted the song to be a goodbye to all the fans who have been part of this amazing journey and to the whole world of Tolkien as it has been told in the cinema for our generation. No one knows the world of Tolkien better than Peter, Fran and Philippa, and I feel incredibly touched and honored to be asked to write and perform this song, and to be at the start and end of these beautiful, historic stories. To once again work so closely with them has been one of the true honors of my working life.”
The end credits song for any film is a coveted spot, especially for a franchise like this that has been recognized for musical achievements in the past.
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Soundtrack is currently available for pre-order.