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The Hobbit Reveals Balin And Dwalin

Posted July 15, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

The Hobbit Reveals Balin And Dwalin

The Hobbit closes out the mostly Harry Potter-fixated week with two more of the dwarf companions. This round, the exclusive comes from TIME, as we have our first look at Balin and Dwalin.

Balin, played by Ken Stott, is a dwarven lord, whose name will likely be familiar with anyone who paid attention during The Fellowship of the Rings, specifically in the Mines of Moria. He'll be accompanying Bilbo Baggins on his journey this time, but it is by no means a spoiler to point out that he's destined to lead a Kingom in Moria that gets unceremoniously wiped out.

As for his brother, Dwalin, not much is known about him, other than a signature blue beard. (Which is slightly there.) However, played by the famously-chrome-domed proverbial action movie badass, Graham McTavish, you know he's in for some serious wetwork with legions of Goblins.

Check out the full badassery below.

Official Description:

"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."

The Hobbit Reveals Balin And Dwalin

Balin looks like the old nobleman as typically described. However, Dwalin just may be the coolest dwarf ever. He looks ready to fight the Battle of the Five Armies by himself!

Also, check out Bombur, Bofur, and Bifur, the youngest in Fili and Kili, the trio of Nori, Dori, and Ori, as well as Oin and Gloin.

Source: TIME

Comments are Closed

  • nickiej01

    that's definitely a sword with a cross-thingy for the tip.

    Posted: July 17, 2011 12:39 AM
  • jfk35824

    so i can see Dwalin's weopon is a big ol' warhammer. that's kool.. can anyone make out wht Balin's weopon is? the hilt looks good, but i cant make out if its a hammer axe or sword

    Posted: July 15, 2011 6:46 PM
  • Epic-Zion-Gray

    This movie is gunna be as cool as jar jar binks! lol

    Posted: July 15, 2011 12:39 PM