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.
"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."
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!