After all of the twelve dwarves in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were revealed (here , here, here and here )now it was their leader Thorin Oakenshield‘s (played by Richard Armitage) turn to show his mug. In a brand new picture obtained via TheOneRing.net, the dwarf prince casts a fierce and rather pissy as he holds he sword and ready to fight.
He looks just like he should from the book. Peter Jackson never disappoints with his visualizations of Tolkien’s writing. Using Alan Lee and John Howe as his concept artists has been one of the best things he could have ever done with these and the LOTR flicks.
Here is a character description:
As a young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. After slaughtering many of Thorin’s kin, the great serpent, Smaug, entered The Lonely Mountain and took possession of its vast store of gold and jewels. No-one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, and thus, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Through long years of hardship, Thorin grew to be a strong and fearless fighter and revered leader. In his heart a fierce desire grew; a desire to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that had brought such misery upon his people. So when fate offers him an unusual ally, he seizes the chance for revenge.
The film is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on December 14 2012. It will be followed by the release of its sequel “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” on December 13, 2013.