First Look at the Dwarves from The Hobbit
07.07.11 by Chris
In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, we really only got to see one dwarf — Gimli. But when it comes to Peter Jackson's two-part prequel, The Hobbit, we're going to get a whole company of dwarves and Jackson just released a first look at three of them.
Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), and Dori (Mark Hadlow) are three brothers, part of the 13 dwarves who accompany a young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was conquered by the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).
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These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he’s not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it’s guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other – and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.
Even though the first of the two Hobbit movies isn't hitting theaters until Dec. 14, 2012, it seems New Line and Peter Jackson are intent on keeping Middle-Earth fans drooling by continuing to release photos and snippets. Though he's shooting the movies back to back (a shooting schedule nearly as long as the original trilogy's schedule), Jackson is pretty active on his Facebook page, where he's announced major casting news and first looks at the new and returning characters of The Hobbit.
Jackson co-wrote The Hobbit movies with Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens. Newcomers to Middle Earth include Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, Richard Armitage as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield, Sylvester McCoy as the wizard Radagast, Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn, Evangeline Lilly as the Woodland Elf Tauriel, and Barry Humphries as the Goblin King.
The movies will also feature LOTR veterans Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Ian Holm as an elder Bilbo, Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Andy Serkis as Gollum, and Hugo Weaving as Elrond.