Taking place 60 years before the events in Peter Jackson’s classic “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit” will debut with its first film this December. With all of the different characters introduced in the troika of films, it can become quite confusing, especially when the topic of discussion comes to the thirteen dwarves. Warner Bros. Studio has predicted this confusion and is rectifying the situation by releasing the names of the dwarves with their image in a beautiful and lengthy character scroll poster.
The poster features new looks for Ian McKellen’s Gandalf the Grey and Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins alongside the story’s rowdy band of thirteen dwarves like Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage,) Gloin (Peter Hambleton,) Oin (John Callen,) Balin (Ken Stott,) Dwalin (Graham McTavish,) Bofur (James Nesbitt,) Bifur (William Kircher,) Kili (Aidan Turner,) Fili (Dean O’Gorman,) Dori (Mark Hadlow,) Nori (Jed Brophy,) Ori (Adam Brown,) and Bombur (Stephen Hunter.) Confused? You won’t be after checking out the poster. Enjoy!
Here is the storyline for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shape shifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities…
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is scheduled to open in theaters on December 14th, 2012. The film will star Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lily, Luke Evans, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Lee Pace, Ian Holm, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Graham McTavish, Barry Humphries, Sylvester McCoy, Billy Connolly, Dean O’Gorman, Ken Stott, Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, Stephen Hunter, John Callen, William Kircher, Peter Hambleton, Adam Brown, Mark Hadlow, Michael Mizrahi, Ryan Gage, Renee Cataldo, and Ray Henwood. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro wrote the screenplay, which was adapted from the story by J.R.R. Tolkien. Peter Jackson directs.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be released on December 13th, 2013.
“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” comes to theaters on July 18th, 2014.