Two more dwarves have been revealed from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is currently in production in New Zealand, working towards a December 14, 2012 release date. Today we have the first look at Balin and Dwalin, portrayed by Ken Stott and Graham McTavish. Click on the photo below to access our growing gallery from this Middle Earth adventure, and you can read a description of the characters below the photo.
Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings - his belief in Thorin's leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly.