Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield from 'The Hobbit' Revealed
And finally, the biggest reveal of them all, it's our first official look at Richard Armitage as our dwarf hero Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, King Under the Mountain. The last of the company of dwarves from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, and the leader of the company, as we've been revealing first looks throughout this last week. This reveal comes from TheOneRing.net, where they've amassed a complete rundown of the 13 dwarfs in the company, including details and photos for all. So when do we see a teaser?! As a young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the terror when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked Erebor...
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. Thorin:
Yes, he's also carrying Orcrist, the Goblin-cleaver, the sword with which he's going to kick some ass. For more info on Thorin and a full rundown of the company of dwarves in The Hobbit, jump to TheOneRing.net.
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.