More dwarves from The Hobbit revealed

Posted by CB Droege

About a week ago, we showed you a first look at a few of the dwarves from the upcomming film adaptation of The Hobbit. Since then four more groups of dwarves have been revealed - totaling twelve dwarves.

First, John Callen and Peter Hamblin as Oin and Gloin:

Distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield, these two doughty Northern Dwarves join the Company out of a sense of loyalty to their kin, and also because they have a substantial sum of money invested in the venture. Along with Bombur, Gloin is the only other married Dwarf in the Company (there being a shortage of female dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard. Gloin is the proud father of a young son, Gimli, who will go on to become part of the famous Fellowship of the Ring.

Then Dean O’Gorman and Aiden Turner as Fili and Kili

Two of the youngest dwarves, Fili and Kili have been born into the royal line of Durin and raised under the stern guardianship of their uncle, Thorin Oakensheild. Neither has ever travelled far, nor ever seen the fabled Dwarf City of Erebor. For both, the journey to the Lonely Mountain represents adventure and excitement. Skilled fighters, both brothers set off on their adventure armed with the invincible courage of youth, neither being able to imagine the fate which lies before them.

Stephen Hunter, James Nesbitt, and William Kircher as Bombur, Bofur, and Bifur:

While most of the Company of Thorin Oakensheild is related to the royal and noble line of Durin, Bofur, his brother Bombur and their cousin Bifur most definitely are … not. Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free.

Most recently, Ken Scott and Graham McTavish as Balin and Dwalin:

Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings – his belief in Thorin’s leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly.

Following these photos there is only one more dwarf to reveal: the leader of the expedition Thorin.

The most interesting thing about all of these images is the sheer varity to the costumes and weaponry. It all does a good job of showing that the Dwarf world is a varietous one, where there are many clans with different cultures and styles, rather than the typical depiction of dwarves with all the same look.

They also seem to have a lot of personality, something which will be tough to pull off with so many characters in one film. Although, I guess that would be part of why The Hobbit has been split into two films.

The first of the two: An Unexpected Journey is slated to hit theaters for the 2012 Holiday season.