Fans of great cinema and all that is Tolkien have been keeping up with Jackson’s film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey through blog and video posts chronicling the movie’s production. TIME has released the above image of dwarves Balin (left), and Dwalin (right) along with Warner Bros. released description of the characters:
“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.”
These two dwarves, along with the many others whose photos have been released, are so detailed and captivating that you get a sneak peek of how real it will look once it hits the big screen. I mean I could gush on and on about the wonderful makeup, weaponry, and costumes that they’re wearing, but you can see it too. These little glimpses of what we can expect in theaters really drives home the sentiment that this film will do justice to the J.R.R Tolkien franchise.
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