4 More ‘Hobbit’ Dwarf Images, Bilbo & Elrond Set Photo

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Peter Jackson’s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is well into its lengthy production – and being one of the more savvy directors about how to use digital media, Jackson is keeping fans chomping at the bit with strategic releases of promotional materials.

Recently some official Hobbit images hit the Web, including looks at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen returning as Gandalf, and even looks at new supporting character, such as the dwarf brothers Nori, Ori and Dori.

Today we have another slew of Hobbit images to share – this new crop includes looks at four more supporting characters and a nice photo that was snapped on-set of Bilbo Baggins in a scene with a certain Elf King that fans of the Lord of the Rings series should recall ;-).

For those who don’t yet know, here is the synopsis for The Hobbit:

The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum (Andy Serkis).

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-Earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Now on to the images:

Continuing with our “meet the dwarves” segment, here the images and synopsis for Oin (John Callen) and Gloin (Peter Hambleton), courtesy of Yahoo Movies:

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.

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Next up, Check out two of the younger Dwarves, Fili (Dean O’Gorman) and Kili (Aidan Turner), courtesy of MSN:

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.

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Finally, check out this behind-the-scenes snapshot of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Elf King Elrond (Hugo Weaving) having their fateful encounter, courtesy of Stranger to the Light:

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As always, there have been a few voices around the Web who aren’t satisfied with the look of the characters in The Hobbit (believe me they do exist). That said, it’s hard not to have faith in these two films considering that it’s Peter Jackson back at the helm, with even more advanced filmmaking technology at his disposal, aided by the creative input and vision of none other than Guillermo del Toro, not to mention an award-winning team of creative minds. The cast isn’t too shabby either, might I add.

All things considered, “So far, so good,” seems like a safe attitude to have about The Hobbit. Definitely one of the THE big movie event to look forward to in 2012. (Which is saying alot, considering how awesome next year will be in terms of movies.)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will arrive in (2D and 3D) theaters on December 14th 2012.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again is set to follow a year later on December 13th, 2013.

Sources: Yahoo Movies, MSN, Stranger to the Light

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  1. Wow. The dwarfs are looking awesome. I cannot wait to see some dwarf vs goblin battles. Its going to be epic. 2012 can’t get here fast enough for me. So much to look forward to.

  2. These images are great! Bilbo looks great too!

  3. The two older dwarves look awesome. The two younger ones… not so much. Especially the dark haired one. I dunno, dwarves without massive beards are like elves without pointy ears.

    • Actually I’m glad they did that, really shows them as young, unproven Dwarfs. Shows the attention to detail Mr. Jackson holds to.

  4. Oh nice more ugly, bearded dwarfs. Oin and Gloin? Why do these people have names like noises a pig makes? You know what’s not a dumb name? Merida. She’s the protagonist in Brave, Pixar’s upcoming movie. I’m going to sit here and giddily imagine that every time one of these dwarves says something, pig noises come out.

    • lol, would you suggest, Jackson change their names to make them more appealing to YOU? If you don’t like the names that JRR Tolkien HIMSELF chose, tough luck! Talk about complaining for the sake of complaining.

  5. I am really liking the swords Fili and Kili are sporting, they are not the generic looking long swords that we are so used to seeing in any swrod and sorcery epic. Leave it to WETA to craft truely epic looking weapons and armor to fit the races of the dwarfs. Reminds me of some of the artwork used in 4th ed D&D.

  6. While I love the costume designs, I am to to happy with the look of Kili. He looks more like a human, almost ranger like even down to the bow and arrows, than a Dwarf. I expect Dwarves in general to be short, stocky (square if you will) with full faces and pronounced noses. Kili meets NONE of those criteria (except for possibly being short but that’s of course all relative)

  7. The light and metal stairs in the background are a nice touch.

  8. WOW!! Peter Jackson et. al. are certainly outdoing themselves with makeup, costumes, etc, for the dwarves. How very cool! I am looking forward to seeing them in action…especially with the swords and other weapons they carry. Can’t wait to see some of the more familiar faces of Middle Earth in future images (ie Elrond(shown above),Legolas, Galadriel, and more of Andy Serkis as Gollum.
    Mongoose… keep in mind that Kili and Fili are “younger” dwarves.
    As for “Hi there”… the names of the dwarves are those that JRR Tolkien gave them when he was writing The Hobbit. It is one thing to interpret the appearance of the dwarves; quite another to change the names assigned them by the author who “gave them life”

  9. not what i expected but heyy, i think once we see them on screen, they will but great. But i do have to say, the costume designs for all the dwarves that we seen so far looks really amazinggg! cant wait to see what they will look like in their battle armor :] Also cant wait to see some costume desgin for the elves. :] sooo excitedd

  10. Kili is definitely interesting. Youth notwithstanding, he’s still like the anti-dwarf. Pretty boy, not stout, lean, almost built more like a short elf.

    That may weird some dwarf-lovers out, but I kind of like that they’re trying to push the envelope on the scope of what and how dwarves as a race might look like.

    This is likely the only movie we’ll have with such a large cast of dwarves for quite a while, after all.

    • Agreed. I love the fact that Jackson is expanding beyond the simple stereotypical dwarf image. Its to be expected that dwarfs come in all shapes and builds. I also love how he has included different weapons other than an ax. Different weapons means different fighting styles which means cooler action scenes. I fully expect Jackson to have differing fighting styles for the different dwarfs so it is not a simple Goblin hack fest.

      • While I get that Jackson is expanding the stereotypical Dwarf image I think he is going a bit TOO far with Kili. I think the Fili look succeeds in pushing that boundary while still having some Dwarf looks but Kili looks, as Phil mentioned, more like a short Elf (well short “emo” elf ;) )

        As to the idea of coming in all shapes and sizes……..yes, but there IS an acceptable limit and going too far makes them not look like what they are supposed to be. This is an iconic movie and calls for, nay DEMANDS, that the races remain are equally iconic. I mean would you buy it if Jackson portrayed say the king of the Elves as a tall blond BUT also a stocky fellow with a bulbous nose and facial hair? Not quite what you pictured? Well that’s EXACTLY my point. All Elves should be tall, lithe and graceful. period, end of story. Straying from that look will really detract from an otherwise engrossing movie experience.

        • I understand your points. I agree that having a short stocky elf would be a distraction so I can see how having a leaner dwarf might make some viewers feel a little disconnected. We have never seen a young dwarf before. I have always believed that as they grow older they get “stockier” and their beards grow longer. For me have a thinner dwarf without much of a beard is a sign of youth. I would also hypothesize that the bow and arrow is a sign of youthful rebellion moving away from more traditional dwarf weapons (pure speculation). based on the description above I kinda expect these movies to be something of a coming of age story for Kili and Fili. Regardless we will have to wait for the movies to see.

          • alright, I did a bit of research and found out some specifics…..

            Fili and Kili are the youngest Dwarves in the group but are by no means “youngsters”. Their ages are 77 and 82 respectively and with the average Dwarf lifespan of 250 years, that would make them adults by our standards in their mid 20′s. That’s PLENTY of time for them to have started gaining the characteristic “Dwarfy” look.

            It should also be noted that BOTH are described in the Hobbit as having yellow beards, so Kili is a significant departure. Both having the same hair color would also help to visually establish them as being brothers.

            Now I’m all for creative license in the absence of source material but if they are described a certain way they NEED to be portrayed that way in the movies. Jackson did you somehow MISS this important little detail???

    • “This is likely the only movie we’ll have with such a large cast of dwarves for quite a while, after all.”
      LOL
      Phil, I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic here, only because there is a glut of Snow White movies about to be made (are there only 2 of them? can’t recall) — so perhaps we’ll get to see many more interpretations of dwarves in the next few years. Maybe they’ll be the next popular thing (ala Zombies).

  11. It’s Incredible! Mr….oops..”Sir Jackson. Belive me if anyone knows how to to make this work..its them. The depth and consideration put forth by theses(New Zealand) people in regards to Tolkien.. is on par with the old Cecil B.Demile productions. I don’t know if other Studios or Directors in other countries have the same conviction to the property as these people do to Tolkien. The idea to bridge the Hobbit to the LOTR is excellent. As honored to the source material as Pete ,Fran and Flippia and ‘Weta are….
    They never forget ‘They’re making films. So there will *need to be changes to explain the story cinematically. Imagine if Demile was making the Ten Commandments today..OMG! Do you have any idea in this day and age what kind of pressure would be applied by Judea and Christian people. Can you..a production that large….

    *So while the petty complaints about wardrobe, swords, Tunic sizes…etc..etc..will continue now that it’s finally underway…Peter is once again turning print to film.
    People should always remember that. And if you think its easy…*You do it!

  12. I am stoked!! I can not wait for these films! Imagine what Smaug will look like!!!