Third Middle-Earth First Look: 'The Hobbit' Dwarf Brothers Fili & Kili

July 12, 2011
Source: MSN

The Hobbit

Time to meet Thorin Oakensheild's cousins. MSN has premiered the latest dwarf first look reveal for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, this time introducing us to youngsters Fili (Dean O'Gorman) and Kili (Aidan Turner). 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 set off on their adventure armed with the invincible courage of youth.

This is the third first look at The Hobbit dwarfs following Dori, Nori & Ori and Gloin & Oin. No high def yet.

Fili & Kili 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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  • Brandon
    Can't wait!!!!!! 
  • Nick
    I don't know how I feel about these anti-dwarves...
  • Gerstein Musmanno
    The thing you gotta love about Peter Jackson and his Tolkien productions is that he honestly knows what the fans want.  There are other directors out there who would do a comparably great job on these films, but you'd be hard pressed to find one who is so dedicated to the source material and works so hard to keep the fan base informed and their (our) appetites whet.   Plus, of course, this is just smart marketing.  Start giving us a few scraps 1.5 years out, then a few teaser posters.  Sooner or later a teaser trailer, then the real rush of Hobbit marketing begins.  The entire world will be begging for these films by thanksgiving 2012, downright going crazy by December.
    • Gerstein Musmanno
      Of course I'm referring to the video blogs in addition to the character photos.
    • Brandon
      Dude, I am already going crazy. 
  • Bltzie
    And these are dwarves? hmmm
    • They're the "sexy dwarves" for these two movies, since we can't spend all the time with Legloas in The Hobbit. 😉
      • mmm alex but this dwarves are too skinny... i think everyone wants to see dwarves like gimli, son of gloin... Dunno.. At least this pic doesnt look epic ..  
        • JL
          The other dwarves they've shown so far have been a lot like Gimli.  People come in all types of proportions, so why shouldn't dwarves also?
          • Mmh
            Because this is based on the fantasy universe created by J. R. R. Tolkien and there dwarfs are short, stubby and plump. Not lean, thin and "sexy" (or whatever look gay visual lead was going for)
          • JL
            Mmh, Dwarves (Dwarrows/Dwerrows) are supposed to be short, stout/squat, and hardy, but not necessarily fat.  There were also supposed to be seven different clans of dwarves, and yes, I realize it's based on fantasy literature, but that same literature also contains humans, so there is some basis in reality (especially considering that Tolkiens inspiration for dwarves was in medieval Jews.)  I don't understand this need so many people have to criticize (read 'nitpick') such details, anyway.  Just because it doesn't suit a very particular image you developed in your own mind?
      • Zephyr77
        The Dwarf on the right looks more like an elf though, too fine features for a Dwarf to me...
  • wow, cool to see these two!
  • ThePretzelBender
    So far I'm really digging the unique dwarven personalities and the breakaway from the typical cookie-cutter type dwarf. I can't wait!
  • Frank
    Are they actually going to fight worth a damn, is what I want to know. I mean Gimli was a great character, but his fighting left something to be desired. Hopefully they can ramp up the "slickness(?)" of the combat for dwarves since there are so many in the movie.
  • Pretty badass hobbits
    • Anonymous
      HAHA Yup!  Thinking the EXACT SAME thing!!
  • JT
    They don't look anything like dwarves.
  • Anonymous
    look at the dwarf bows, so cute!
  • I know it's from LOTR but people were asking for a chubby dwarf so here's a 1985, named Gimli. I had a teacher at primary school that read us The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings every day for the last half hour of class for two years, she was super inspiring, even knew many of the Tolkien society folk songs and could play them on her giant Harp. She ruled. - Anyways back to the pictures! Yeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Can't wait for this, I'm excited like a little child again for this.
    • Anonymous
      that made my morning
  • Mdeedon
    I see an attempt to show a younger generation of dwarf.  Not all the dwarves have to be old with huge beards and bear guts.  Even the mighty Thorin Oakenshield had to be young once.  Looks amazing so far.
    • Zephyr77
      The Dwarf on the right looks more like an elf though, too fine features for a Dwarf to me...
  • stfugtfo
    i wanna see bard
  • Cody W.
    The left one looks like a dwarf version of legolas.
  • Looks like the blond farted...the others not so happy! but man cmon I wanna see this flick already.
  • Gohikeone
    Since we haven't really seen these dwarves yet with anyone else, they might actually look shorter in film once PJ does all the forced perspective and other tricks he did in the earlier films to make grown men look small. For now I think I'll trust PJ...
  • TTumMM
    Holy shit!!! dwarf never looks this GOOD!!! 
  • Boilerbro Joe
    Here's my issue:  I understand that you need to depict young dwarves who won't necessarily have giant bushy beards (I don't recall them being born that way in the books).  But I think every time Hollywood (or in this case, Wellywood) portrays young characters, they automatically default to the young, trimmed, straight haired pretty boys.  This would be fine for elves, but dwarves are supposed to be rough, grizzled sons of the earth!  I can't imagine it's in the Dwarf culture to keep your goatee nice and trim.  The young dwarves would either have no beard at all or a scraggly Tom Hanks Castaway thing goin' on.  And they wouldn't look like they used conditioner every morning. I'm actually not even that much of a purist (I've only read the books once), and I'll admit that there was plenty about the original trilogy that disappointed me and that I subsequently got over.  I guess it's the nature of adaptation, but it does feel glaringly pop-culture to me.  That's what $3 billion gross gets you I guess.
  • JL
    Thumbs up to the costume department.
  • Aiden Turners Fan Club
    just going to see i knew a dwarfs like Aiden...
  • Aiden Turner Fan Club
    Marry me dwarf you....




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