With all the excellent fan made composites for The Hobbit floating around Peter Jackson decided to send us along the definitive version. Click on the image above to see it in all its glory!

(L-r) Jed Brophy as Nori, DEAN O’GORMAN as Fili, Mark Hadlow as Dori, JAMES NESBITT as Bofur, PETER HAMBLETON as Gloin, GRAHAM McTAVISH as Dwalin, RICHARD ARMITAGE as Thorin Oakenshield (center), KEN STOTT as Balin, JOHN CALLEN as Oin, STEPHEN HUNTER as Bombur, WILLIAM KIRCHER as Bifur, Adam Brown as Ori and AIDAN TURNER as Kili in New Line Cinema’s and MGM’s fantasy adventure THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo by James Fisher)

Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Not looking so much like a Klingon now, is he?

  2. I like this shot of Thorin a lot better than the previous “Klingon warrior” pose.

  3. Smaug

    Glorious!!

  4. Replicant_Zeb

    Kili’s lower hand still has two extra fingers… ha

  5. BrokenMachine

    Well… after seeing this, I have to say that Thorin looks much better.

  6. BrokenMachine

    Well… after seeing this, I have to say that Thorin looks much better.

  7. Azogsbane

    I like Thorin’s axe. I’m glad to see that at least one other dwarf besides Gloin actually has an axe (even though he’s just gonna trade it off for the Elven sword once they get to the trolls’ cave).

    • Rystefn K'ryll

      Why? The only reason we associate dwarfs with axes is because of Gimli. Tolkein never wrote of any other dwarf fighting with an axe, they all used short swords and picks.

  8. Fingolfin

    What’s with the splotch on bofur?

  9. Mardenaires1

    dwarfs composite + gandalf + Gollum + Bilbo = fanart wallpaper Congratulatios The One Ring. @marden_aires:twitter 

  10. I understand those hardcore fans that are complaining about Kili and Thorin but the Hobbit is originally a CHILDREN´S book… me, personaly wouldnt go to the movies to see a childrens movie of middle earth, I know Tolkine later wished he could put more mature content as he did in the Lord of the Rings but thats the reason why Peter Jackson is making these decisions and taking these liberties… We just have to wait for the final product and then we can judge him… and by the way if you can see production video #3 and see when they are filming the scene at the trollshaw…. DAMM! i can´t imagine how sick is gonna be to see all 13 dwarves fighting against trolls!!!:D

    • Jaidoprism7

      The problem is there wasn’t a fight. The dwarfs were elderly and sluggish.  They got sacked (literally) in a flash!  Gandalf saves them.  Tolkien made the book pretty brutal if you can imagine the outcomes of the scenes.  Battle of five armies and what not.  He just omitted gruesome detail so he didn’t scare the piss out of youngsters.  Although he never gave you the notion of a flowery end to some of these scenes if you read between the lines there was a lot of serious undertones, we just happen to follow Bilbo’s account which was based on innocence. 

  11. BlueWizard

    It is fine and very Tolkien-like, for the most part, but Thorin’ beard is too short. The combination of big rock-star hair and barely there facial hair gives him a too dashing look. Too human, too action-hero, too much pandering to the Hollywood notion of the necessity of handsome eyecandy. A disturbing intermission of the commercialization of the sex appeal into the pristine world of Middle Earth. Not quite sure if I agree with Bombur’s lack of chin-beard just too show his double-chin, or the axe embedded in the skull of Dorin?, or Kili’s lack of beard. But Thorin’s lack of Dwarfiness I find to be a blunder.

    • Alexwally29

      Who’s Dorin. you mean Bifur. anyway, i think the axe in his head is very funny!

    • Jaidoprism7

      Correct! Correct! Correct!  This dwarfs are going to be a chuckle fest when they were meant to be taken seriously.  Old but deadly in their wrath.  Their outfits are perfect but the details like the chip of axe in ones head and the two dashing youngsters sounds like we’re in for a fun fun overload.  Puke!  Tolkein wrote things as he saw fit.  The dwarfs were funny because they were elderly but desired their treasure and fabled halls. They weren’t hale and battle ready. They were disassociated but greedy.  Bilbo brings the funny if anything and it was only through his reluctance to being uprooted and sent on a (seemingly) fruitless venture.  I hope I’m wrong but this is going to be just like you stated:  Sex appeal, action hero, Hollywood pandering…all of that.  Cuss cuss cuss!!!!!!

      • Maddog

        It is not an axe in his head……it is the axe he is holding with the axe head simply held upward BEHIND his head.

  12. Teenzo

    Gah! The photoshop disaster with Kili’s hand is bugging the crap out of me. First in the big shot with him and Fili, now here. Someone needs to chop off those extra fingers. 🙁

    • Merrymary

      Isn’t that just part of his sleeve?

  13. Tony

    Awesome, just made this my computer deskstop background.

  14. Giacomo Pellegrini

    Kili seems more an elf than a dwarf lol

  15. Giacomo Pellegrini

    Kili doesn’t look like a dwarf at all… I understand that he is meant to be a young dwarf, but he is more elvish than dwarfish imho.

  16. I have forgotten who tweeted this comment earlier in the month, but now I am beginning to think the same thing… THORIN looks too much like a Klingon warrior, and not a dwarf. The makeup department has got to rethink
    or redo the costume and facial features.

    • Jaidoprism7

      That comment wasn’t me but I remember it being really accurate.  Unfortunately I think what you see is what we’re going to get.  I weep a little.

  17. Jaidoprism7

    Does Bombur look like Butterbur’s illegitimate son?  Or is it just me?  Nawdy nawdy Bree-land.  They did have a lot of Hobbits there…Hmmmm.

  18. Dwarfbeard

    JUST SAY “NO” TO BEARDLESS DWARVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Neigemorris

    i love the hobbit

  20. Neigemorris

    hi

  21. Hookedonmonix

    I understand the frustration with the hollywood-ization of books we love for film.  However, diehard fans are never numerous enough to justify a canonical approach to film making.  Its simply a fact that there needs to be a solid draw for the general public in order to justify the expense for the investors.  Yes, its frustrating that young and handsome sell, but they do.  Big time.  Our choice is hollywood movie or no movie at all.  There are definitely changes that might make me vote for no movie at all, but hair, height, health, hotness…. not it. 
    As for them being more comical, it may just be an extension of Gimli’s comic-relief persona.  Or just that particular trailer’s interpretation. 

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