Peter Jackson shows us the final Dwarf; Thorin Oakenshield

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

If you’ve been keeping track, Thorin Oakenshield was the 13th and final Dwarf that had yet to be revealed.  But saving (arguably) the best for last, Peter Jackson revealed today the first look at Thorin and the goblin cleaver Orcrist.  You can click this link to see all of the images of the Dwarves from THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.  But for those of you that are sad to see the end f the daily news posts about Dwarves, don’t worry.  There are still a ton of characters to be revealed and of course, we need action shots of all the Dwarves.  The official statement about Thorin Oakenshield (played by Richard Armitage):

As a young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. After slaughtering many of Thorin’s kin, the great serpent, Smaug, entered The Lonely Mountain and took possession of its vast store of gold and jewels. No-one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, and thus, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Through long years of hardship, Thorin grew to be a strong and fearless fighter and revered leader. In his heart a fierce desire grew; a desire to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that had brought such misery upon his people. So when fate offers him an unusual ally, he seizes the chance for revenge.

Richard Armitage as Thorin in The Hobbit


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