Fourth 'Hobbit' First Look: Dwarves Bombur, Bofur & Bifur Are Next!
More Middle-Earth dwarves! Up next from The Hobbit following Fili & Kili is our first look at Stephen Hunter as Bombur, James Nesbitt as Bofur and William Kircher as Bifur. 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. Awesome! Alas, these three look the most doctored out of any, but oh well.
A higher res version is now available, thanks to the update on IGN, which you can view by clicking below.
In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit... The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson in two separate parts, is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The Hobbit films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The first part of The Hobbit hits theaters December 2012.