‘The Hobbit’ Dwarf Thorin Oakenshield Revealed

Richard Armitage appears in full costume as this mighty dwarf in Peter Jackson's highly-anticipated Middle Earth adventure.
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‘The Hobbit’ Dwarf Thorin Oakenshield Revealed

Production continues on the highly-anticipated two-part prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which hits theaters nationwide on December 14, 2012. Today we have the first look at the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield, as portrayed by Richard Armitage. Click on the photo below to access our full gallery, and read on below the photo for a character description of Thorin Oakenshield.

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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.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released December 14th, 2012.

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  • luthorx • 4 years ago

    why are they revealing so much from the movie ?

    was it like this before the lotr movies to ?

    alot of character photos i mean..

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    • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

      It's going to be wild to see such a big framed actor playing such a small character on the big screen.

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      • equialuv • 4 years ago

        he looks awesome!!!! This was the one pic I was waiting for.

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        • thomasclarke • 4 years ago

          All the Dwarves look so different to one another i like the fact that Peter Jackson has decided to change the characters around, give them all personalities so as to not just have 13 carbon copies of Gimli, be good to see the other characters now though. Bring on Thranduil.

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          • mr-jellyfish • 4 years ago

            Looks great! I love how all the Dwarves look totally different. Gimli was quite a comical character, and obviously the actor had to be very expressive in order to show any emotion through the heavy prosthetics, so I think it was wise to lay off the prosthetics for most of these guys, as they're going to have to do some serious acting in the Hobbit, whereas Gimli got away with being the comic relief in LOTR. Also liking the various beards, I have a friend who is attracted to beards, so this line up will probably make her very happy!

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            • basquat • 4 years ago

              Okay we´ve seen the dwarves now. Let´s move on to the elves. More specifically Evangelina lilly as an elv princess. Come on let´s see that picture

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              • k-man • 4 years ago

                @skywise@dan1 - Yup, same.....this is my geek-out place.

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                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                  @skywise Lol, that's exactly how I feel often. Many family and friends are simple like that, and as much as i try to coax a conversation out of them, it just ain't gonna happen. Enter Movieweb :)

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                  • skywise • 4 years ago

                    @k-man I never even considered that but that would explain Kili's appearence.

                    @dan1 I expect that there will be plenty of bumbling and hillarity to go round. It is such an important part of the book and contradicts the evlish "Lost TaLes"

                    @k-man I wouldn't call it nitpicking so much as having a conversation. I don't really have to many RL friends who i can discuss this level of detail about movies. Most of my friends could care less who directed a movie as long as it "doesn't suck"

                    That's why I am here. I need to geek out sometimes too!

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                    • k-man • 4 years ago

                      @dan1 - Agreed, I feel the same way.....I'm just nit-picking......and the only reason why I'm nitpicking is because I care so much about the franchise. This is, after-all, the prequel to my favorite films of all time.

                      BUT, I agree very much that it's about how it all plays out on screen. Who knows, maybe some of the designs are for that very purpose.....to make them more hilarious.

                      Guess time will tell.

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                      • dan1 • 4 years ago

                        @k-man@skywise Honestly, I'll be judging more on how they act as an ensemble more than how they look. Yes, the aesthetic details are important, and it seems like y'all have glossed over them enough that I don't need to, too, but like anything I'll be looking more for the authentic (and maybe hilarious) interactions :)

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                        • k-man • 4 years ago

                          @skywise - Couldn't agree more. And yes, that is very likely about age.....that was actually one of the things I thought about as well. However, Thorin isn't young!! BUT of the ones who have shorter beards, yeah, most are the younger ones.

                          I also think, and this is unfortunate, that one of the reasons why the dwarves, who just so happen to be the more "handsome" cast members, have shorter beards is because they are hoping to attract a few female audience members.

                          Think about it, not many women were wooing over Gimli in the LOTR......but they sure as sh*t were all over Legolas and Aragorn. I bet they were worried that the female audience members wouldn't be as intrigued, and therefore less likely to buy a ticket, if they had to look at, what most females would consider, unattractive main cast members (unattractive due to all that makeup and prosthetics) the whole time.

                          I mean, lets face it, Kili (Aiden Turner) looks like an elf in that picture. They even gave him flowing long hair and ZERO beard/mustache (which couldn't be farther from the description)........and the guy's a friggin dwarf!!! They are trying to make him look pretty....pure and simple. Quite frankly, I think that's a bit of a sell out move on everyone's part involved..... but it doesn't make me lose respect for them. I just wish they would have changed a few things.

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                          • skywise • 4 years ago

                            @k-man It seems like most of the older Dwarves do have beards so maybe its more of an age specific thing. Or the answer i hate the most but is probably most true; the new designs are simply different than before. Maybe, since there are so many Dwarves they had to do something a little more practical to make each one unique aside from their costumes. And i couldn't agree with you more about those costumes. They are perfect!

                            I can't wait to see some of the other characters now that my fear about the Dwarves has been laid to rest.

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                            • ollie-styrene • 4 years ago

                              My god!!! he looks just like Glen Benton from Deicide!! looks evil!!

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                              • k-man • 4 years ago

                                @skywise - We'll I dont really agree with your assessment....or should I say "rational", on the beards and here's why.

                                First off, its not THAT long of a time before LOTR, its only sixty years, so I doubt that the culture of the Dwarves would change that drastically in that short of a time period. Also, watch the prologue of FOTR, all seven dwarves who possess a ring of power are VERY similar in appearance (which very closely resembles that of Gimli, Gloin or Oin) with huge beards, facial prosthetics for the nose, cheek and eye-brows......and that takes place three thousand years before The Hobbit.

                                And as for the dwarves being "evil". They were never described as "evil", just greedy and selfish......which, if you think about it, is very much what The Hobbit is about. Its a story about revenge on a dragon and trying to get their gold back (that's really, really simplified...haha). So I dont think their outfits being dark has anything to do with that either.....its just more for the feel of the characters.

                                By the way, about the costumes........I just want to say that I have never seen anything more perfect in my entire life. While a FEW of the character's beards and/or facial features could be slightly improved, the costumes could not. They are PERFECT......for everyone! I absolutely cannot wait to see more pics for the Elves and for the other characters.

                                Great stuff!!

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                                • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                  FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, HERES THE LINK TO THE BOOTLEG AVENGERS TEASER, CHECK IT OUT IF U WANT, ENOY ;]

                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iMRctX7fZe4

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                                  • zanyzap • 4 years ago

                                    Excited.

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                                    • theblur92 • 4 years ago

                                      He looks just like he should from the book Peter Jackson never disappoints with his visualizations of Tolkien's writing using Alan Lee and John Howe as his concept artists has been one of the best things he could have ever done with these and the LOTY movies. They have been drawing Tolkien's material for years before the movies were even thought of no one can really understand the visualizations like those two can (besides Tolkien himself)

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                                      • skywise • 4 years ago

                                        @bawnian-dexeus oh ya, P.J. is brilliant and i have complete faith in him as does the Tolkein estate.

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                          @skywise Knowing the genuine length Jackson gives his movies, we might as well get the entire thing in there.

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