MSN Exclusive: New photo from "The Hobbit"
The third released image of the dwarves from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
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 brothers set off on their adventure armed with the invincible courage of youth, neither being able to imagine the fate which lies before them.
Jed Brophy as Nori, Adam Brown as Ori and Mark Hadlow as Dori in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (Photo by James Fisher)
These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he’s not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it’s guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other – and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.
John Callen as Oin and Peter Hambleton as Gloin in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (Photo by James Fisher)
Distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield, these two doughty, Northern Dwarves join the Company out of a sense of loyalty to their kin, and also because they have a substantial sum of money invested in the venture. Along with Bombur, Gloin is the only other married Dwarf in the Company (there being a shortage of female dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard. Gloin is the proud father of a young son, Gimli, who will go on to become part of the famous Fellowship of the Ring.
Personally, I think these Dwarves are excellent interpretations, given as how Dwarves with blue, yellow and other-brightly-coloured beards wouldn't fit into Jackson's darker Middle Earth, and I assume he's trying to fit the two works (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) together as seamlessly as possible.
It's also given that Kili and Fili are the youngest of the thirteen Dwarves who take on the adventure with Bilbo, so it is reasonable (I use that word a lot, don't I? o.o) to assume that they would not have developed physically as other Dwarves have, in the manner of beards and whatnot.
He does look like he's ready to tear someones head off with his bare hands too but then again in one of the interviews he did on Being Human he said friends would ask him what was wrong and he said nothing it's just his face! He just has intense eyebrows :)
Oin & Gloin are the only 2 that look dwarvish, IMHO.