To celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, late-night host Stephen Colbert brought together a number of cast members earlier this week and brought in rappers Killer Mike and Method Man to write an ode to “the No.1 trilly” (or trilogy) of all time.
Discover the rap song, which includes a long preface by Colbert, a famous the Lord of the Rings fan, below.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert posted on social media in writing: “Thanks to Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Method Man, Killer Mike and Anna Kendrick for helping Stephen Colbert and Jon Batiste Honor the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s epic film trilogy with this equally epic rap video.
“It has been 20 years this Sunday that this film [The Fellowship of the Ring] kicked off my all-time favorite movie series, ”Colbert said. “What I want to know is: where the hell are the celebrations? How is it possible that we do not mark him as a people! “
And then… they did it!
Colbert himself followed the segment by sharing the video on Twitter and simply writing, succinctly, “# 1 Trilly!”
Elijah Wood, who starred in the trilogy as Frodo Baggins, also shared his thoughts on social media, writing on Twitter: “It was really great! Thanks to everyone at The Late Show for providing us with the most special, hilarious way to celebrate the 20 year milestone! I still can’t believe we’re on the right track with @methodman & @KillerMike# 1Trilly! “
The first of three films was released 20 years ago (today) on December 19, 2002. This film, The Fellowship of the Ring, recounted the quest to bring the Ring of Power back to where it was forged so that evil can be defeated and peace can resume in Middle-earth.
After the first payment, The two towers and The king’s return came next. The latter won the Oscar for best film. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film won numerous Oscars and has survived as one of the best film trilogies of all time.
Most recently, Jackson directed the now infamous documentary series on British-born band The Beatles, titled The Beatles: Come Back. The film has since helped Mop Tops’ music return to the UK charts.
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