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Fourth 'Hobbit' First Look: Dwarves Bombur, Bofur & Bifur Are Next!

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July 13, 2011
Source: IGN

The Hobbit Dwarves

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.

Bombur, Bofur and Bifur in The Hobbit

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.

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Reader Feedback - 23 Comments

1

so much character in their outfits! Hopefully it will be east to keep up with the Dwarves, it was rather difficult to keep up with them in the book.

Xerxexx on Jul 13, 2011

2

I think the costume designers for all of these Tolkien based movies are just excellent.

JL on Jul 13, 2011

3

indeed. 

Xerxexx on Jul 13, 2011

4

i think the costume designers have put a lot of work in this, it's going to be something special, the movie, the costumes, the plot. i ..can't...wait to see it.

redguy on Jul 14, 2011

5

Bombur is WAY too thin :/

Sjioh on Jul 13, 2011

6

Really?  I mean the guy looks like Fat Bastard.

Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011

7

and where is Pilfer?....8D

Jericho on Jul 14, 2011

8

These are WAY better than the other ones shown. They actually look Dwarfish.

JT on Jul 14, 2011

9

Hillbilly dwarves... Love it!!!

Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011

10

These are great but... lemme see Blanchett and Ronan!

happy camper on Jul 14, 2011

11

sweet!!!!!

stfugtfo on Jul 14, 2011

12

Here's the high resolution version.  http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/118/1181874/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-20110713111341600.jpg

John on Jul 14, 2011

13

Blimey! How many dwarves is Jackson planning on using? Go easy on the dwarves, Jackson save some advertising for the other races.

Jez on Jul 14, 2011

14

Maybe if you read the book you would know; nothing new so far.

Anne on Jul 14, 2011

15

Really? Someone liked that comment. What fucking ignorance. Read the books, as said by Anne this is nothing new. Jesus...

People Are Stupid on Jul 14, 2011

16

Love the fat one, he looks fun!

Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011

17

Is it just me, or do these look extremely cheesy? The characters look like something straight out of Asterix. 

Dom on Jul 14, 2011

18

They will look better when in the proper settings and dirtied up a little bit.

JL on Jul 14, 2011

19

Guillermo del Toro's designs have definitely influenced this movie for the better AND BROUGHT NEW LIFE. His design style is obvious from Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth and etc. The dwarves in this version would have probably looked more like the one from TLOTR if it weren't for him. Now there is more variety and considering it being a different point in time then it makes sense. I hope that he gets more than just writing credit. Read more: Bombur, Bofur and Bifur Revealed in The Hobbit - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=79806&offset=10#ixzz1S53k0fvu  

ScarlettDevil on Jul 14, 2011

20

Herp derp too skinny! Too fat! Too cartoony! These are the dwarves I imagined in my head, therefore they suck. Jackson has no idea what he's doing. Graaaaaa!!! Nerd rage!  Fucking fools, you think you can do better, or know better? Then go get a job with Mr. Jackson and put your "expert" opinion on display.

You think you know. on Jul 14, 2011

21

Seconded.

JL on Jul 14, 2011

22

Doctored?  So what?  These pictures have been awesome to see so far.

Maverick Pete on Jul 15, 2011

23

Si far to me all the pictures look like there action figures, some weird photoshoppy thingy going on it seems. Otherwise besides that minor complaint these look fantastic just like the rest.

Cody W. on Jul 15, 2011

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