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.”
IGN was first to nab the new images of the dwarves from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. This time around we get Bofur, Bombur, and Bifur.
(L-r) Stephen Hunter as Bombur, James Nesbitt as Bofur and William Kircher as Bifur in New Line Cinema's and MGM's fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
What I like about the images we’ve seen so far, is that the characters all look different from one another, and according to their descriptions, align with the regions, and titles each of them holds.
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.
First up will be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, that will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film will be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again, and is currently scheduled for a December 13, 2013 release.
It’s been forever and a day since I picked up J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, so my memory might be off, but I don’t remember Legolas appearing anywhere in the book. That isn’t stopping Peter Jackson from bringing Orlando Bloom back for The Hobbit movie, currently in production in New Zealand.
Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.