'The Hobbit': Peter Jackson offers the first close-up look at three of his dwarves

Last month, director Peter Jackson shared exclusively with EW the first images from his highly anticipated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tale The Hobbit, setting off countless nerdgasms around the globe. Though moviegoers will need to wait until Dec. 14, 2012 for the first installment in the two-part epic, today on the film’s official Facebook site, Jackson pulled back the curtain a tiny bit more, offering the first close-up look at three of the film’s dwarves: Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), and Dori (Mark Hadlow). And, in case there had been any question, it’s abundantly clear that Jackson’s dwarves will not be of the cute, cuddly, Wilford Brimley-ish variety. Check out a full look at them below: 

For anyone unfamiliar with The Hobbit, Jackson’s site offered this primer on the trio, who are part of the company of dwarves that recruit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on a quest to reclaim a dragon’s treasure: “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.”

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  • md

    fantastic!

    • Brie

      I actually meet them over at Canters in Fairfax during lunch.

  • HM

    “cute, cuddly”? I think anyone familiar with Gimli in Jackson’s LOTR films wouldn’t expect cute and cuddly dwarves.

    I like the characterizations of these three. It’s been a few years since I read it, but I think that most of the dwarves in The Hobbit (the book) were given relatively little characterization, to put it mildly. It might explain “cute and cuddly” as a way of filling in the blanks, for those not familiar with LOTR (books and movies — not to mention LOTR fandom).

    • HM

      Oops, I almost forgot the Rankin & Bass animated movie. I suppose that version of The Hobbit might be considered c&c, which might have set different expectations for some people.

  • Tim

    It reminds me of my in-laws.

  • ObiHave

    I partied with these guys back in the early 80’s, glad to see they eschewed the mohawks. The things they could do with Maker’s Mark…

  • cal

    This bodes ill for anyone who was planning on ogling Richard Armitage during this flick.

    • Liz

      This was my first thought…

      • Laura G

        I also thought the same thing.

      • dementor

        I, too, was thinking similarly.

      • Yoda

        Thought likewise did I.

    • Michelle

      Sad, but true. Ditto Aidan Turner. :(

  • mondo182

    The dwarf on the left looks FABULOUSSSS! I wonder what hair salon he goes to.

    • Jenn

      Pull it back a notch, fruitcake.

      • @Jenn

        It’s called sarcasm.

      • Danny

        Um, Jenn, how about you pull it back, sourpuss.

    • RuAppalled

      That hairdo is a hairdon’t, gurrlfriend.

    • Gollum

      The one on the left looks PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSSS.

  • dlauthor

    Are Nori’s eyebrows braided together with his hair? Because that’s some hardcore facial hairstyling.

    Can’t wait to see the other 10. Love that they’re going diverse with these guys and not making 13 Gimli clones. Fili and Kili should be particularly interesting.

    Also love that Ori has a book, given that in the stories he’s the one who wrote the Book of Mazarbul that the Fellowship finds in Moria.

    • comiccon11

      I hate to see what they’ve done with his back hair.

  • Illusionist

    Not to be a killjoy, and not to doubt anything that Peter Jackson is doing– he certainly earned a lot of trust with the LOTR movie trilogy.
    But…
    My first thought upon seeing this was to wonder how Nori is going to find time (and a big enough mirror) to do his hair every day while Thorin’s company is on the road. The whole star thing just doesn’t seem very practical for a road trip to a dragon infested mountain…

    • Edina

      Two words: Aqua Net.

  • Clete

    How did you get a picture of my supervisor?

  • harry

    Nice!!!

  • Snow White

    Where are the other four?

  • himbo

    The first dwarf has a point. Fortunately, if he wears a hat, no one will notice.

  • Kargo

    I’ve seen women at Walmart who look like this!

  • Eniac

    The character descriptions remind me of “The Sons of Katie Elder”. I wonder if they drew inspiration from that great movie.

  • Me

    Lol their hair is crazy! This should be interesting after Gimli :)

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