Time Magazine got the exclusive today, earning them the right to first host the image of Balin and Dwalin from the upcoming The Hobbit movie.

(L-R) Ken Stott as Balin and Graham McTavish as 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.”

via Time Magazine

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Stephen Schleicher

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  1. Spaceboots
    July 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    This age post the Lord of the Rings movies is not a great time to be an actual small actor.

  2. randy
    July 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    unless your peter dinklage who is going to win an emmy for playing a dwarf.

  3. seneca
    July 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm — Reply

    They are going to have to do a lot of good fight scenes in the movie because in the book they rarely did anything but run away and have Gandolf or Bilbo pull thier hides out of the fire. Thirteen little cowards are we.

  4. wdchefdave
    July 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    If Yoda can pull it off… Narnia had a bad-ass dwarf as I recall.

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