ILU GALADRIELSource: ropeofsilicon.com
WORK IT, TAURIELSource: comingsoon.net
Basically, what Longcat has on his bedroom wall.Source: comingsoon.net
[Image description: It’s a composite of the previous dwarf pictures I posted (an official one, not the TORn one). Seriously, I don’t have the strength to recap all of that business. There were beard necklaces and Lisa Simpson hair and self-windsweeping manes and a lot of braids. A LOT OF BRAIDS. All the dwarves are lined up in sort of a V shape, much like a flock of birds. Very, very bearded birds. Helpful caption:
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 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The main difference is that there’s a different, less threatening picture shopped in of Richard Armitage who is, rather, gazing to the viewer’s left in some kind of inscrutable angst, with his blue tunic and armor and leather and shoulder fur and whatnot. He looks more pimp and less Klingon this time.]Source: ropeofsilicon.com
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.
[Image description: a head-to-elbow shot of Richard Dwarfitage leveling Orcrist at the camera, in black dwarfwear and long, grey-streaked dark hair, a thick square ring giving him a permanent Middle Finger, his savage unibrow demanding if you want Some of This. Man. This is like just an inch of too much forehead away from being super hot. Yes, even with the glowerbrow.]Source: theonering.net
(L-r) Stephen Hunter as Bombur, James Nesbitt as Bofur and William Kircher as Bifur in New Line Cinema’s and MGM’s fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
While most of the Company of Thorin Oakensheild is related to the royal and noble line of Durin, Bofur, his brother Bombur and their cousin Bifur most definitely are … not. Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free.
I have questions.
1) Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers
Based on this and the costumes, what… what are we actually going for here? I’m concerned.
2) Bombur (far left) is very wide and Weeble-shaped with dark grey trousers, a dull green shirt, an open vest and and a vacant stare. He is not wearing Noble Dwarven Gear; his weapon appears to be a large black ladle. From this angle, I can’t really tell. He has a long red beard pulled back behind his ears and then braided back over his chest like a necklace. WHY?
3) In the middle, Bofur at least gets some Noble Dwarven Arm Bracers. Also, some kind of axhammer propped on his shoulder. And furry boots and a low-slung belt. Does his cap have ear flaps?
4) On the right, Bifur is comparatively shaman-esque, drawing from a completely different visual type. He’s holding a tall spear and has a short sword on a belt. His huge shaggy hair is black on top with a huge grey-white beard with two braids. There’s something in his hair, but at this resolution, I can’t tell if it’s a feather or a braid or just a grey streak. Maybe two of them. I’m not sure. Also, bracers and a cloak, since he apparently knows how to dress for a quest. What is he doing with these chuckleheads? Do he and Dori drown their family-related woes at the Blue Mountain bars? Are they secretly hoping to boot them all into a chasm?
5) BEARD NECKLACE?Source: movies.ign.com
MSN has this first look at Dean O’Gorman as Fili and Aidan Turner as Kili in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. 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.
[Image description: Fili has Legolas hair (seriously, it may actually be a Legolas wig, with the blond and the braids and whatnot) and like some kind of fur pimp collar on his dwarfwear and a smirk. Kili has glowerbrows and dark hair blowing back for… some reason. They both have dwarven machete swords, and Kili also has a bow and quiver, which makes me think he may be the filling the Legolas Action Slot until Actual Legolas shows up—wait, wait, Fili has TWO swords. So they are definitely the Legolai of The Hobbit.]
[The other dwarves are ashamed of their beard-lacking.]
@cleolinda: Ah, the hot dwarves. RT @comingsoonnet: Fili and Kili Revealed in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
@LJmysticowl: @cleolinda There’s some distinct dwarf-elf interbreeding going on with Kili, he didn’t get that “I make my own wind” hair from Uncle Thorin.
Okay, the text on the site may help us a little bit here:
Jed Brophy as Nori, Adam Brown as Ori and Mark Hadlow as Dori in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 2012
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 hes 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 its 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.
[Image description: Another publicity shot with a grey “marble” background. So… okay. On the far right, we’ve got Dori, who has some badass white braidy-dwarfy hair and a truly exceptional mustache. You’ve got your general red and grey/black leather and velvet travel-battle gear with angly dwarfish designs, because apparently red velvet is how this guy rolls, and I’m not going to argue with him, because he has a really sweet dwarf machete.
So then, in the middle, we’ve got this guy Ori with a wispy beard that’s made of two small braids and a couple of really ambitious muttonchops, and like a woolly cowl hood his grandma knitted him or something, like with ball tassels or some shit, and a grey-brown cloak and a tunic and a generally hapless look on his face. Like, you look at this guy and you know, you know, that when Gandalf and the crew are stealthing through the forest, this is gonna be the guy who steps on a pine cone and blows their cover. He bogarts all the pipeweed and plays hackysack by the campfire. They meet Beorn and he says something stupid, and then he falls off a cliff. You just know.
So, then… we… okay. We have this guy on the left. Nori? I mean, like… standard-issue dark grey dwarf ensemble, the cape and the tunic and the huge boots and whatnot. Big hammerstaff sort of thing. Great. And then, it’s like… well, number one, he sort of has this goofy Doorman of Oz look on his face. (Maybe it’s the wingy eyebrows.) You know… okay. Fine. But then there’s… like… I can’t. I seriously can’t. What I can’t: even. He has Lisa Simpson hair. Big ol’ triangle standing up in the middle, two triangles on the sides. And then his beard is braided straight out into three more triangles. I don’t remember Nori being involved in illegal shenanigans, but I’m guessing he smuggles pipeweed in his triangles. That’s why his hair is so big: like Gretchen Wieners’, it is full of secrets.
And all the way back on the right, Dori is glaring at them like, I SWEAR TO GOD I’M GONNA LEAVE YOU TO THE WARGS NEXT TIME.
I would really appreciate some Richard Dwarfitage next, is what I’m saying.]Source:
[Image description: A new Hobbit publicity photo; a grey “marble” background. Captions on the page itself inform us that this is John Callen (Oin) to the left (grey-white hair, loopy beard braids, dark grey cape-and-tunic outfit and I can’t tell WTF that huge long weapon’s supposed to be) and Peter Hambleton as Gloin, father of Gimli, which gets funnier and funnier the more I think about it (red hair and beard with little… section… widget… things… STOP BEING SO HARD TO DESCRIBE GODDAMMIT, and a brick red and dark grey or black outfit with lots of layers and pockets and borders and things, HELP. Also, ~HIS AXE.~) ]Source: