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Here's Gimli's Kin In THE HOBBIT!

Nordling here.

It's still hard for me to believe this film is happening after all the difficulties, but seeing these shots of the cast in costume and makeup are just terrific.  Today, we're taking a look at Oin, played by John Cullen, and Gimil's dad himself, Gloin, played by Peter Hambleton.  Gloin looks straight out of Gimli's gene pool, and both look pretty formidable (picture from Yahoo):

Gloin, especially, looks loaded to bear.  I wonder if that's the same axe Gimli smashes over the Ring in FELLOWSHIP...

Nordling, out.

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  • July 8, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Too Dwarvish.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • July 8, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Love it!

    by sweeneydave

  • July 8, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST


    by mattforce7

    I know AICN wasnt

  • July 8, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    SOoo Many haters in the last talk back

    by mattforce7

    Anywho, glad you guys posted this, in the other talk back, sooooo many Haters. BEHOLD THE MIGHTY BEARDS

  • July 8, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    What the heck is Oin holding?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • July 8, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    That's bad ass.

    by frank

    He could totally be Gimli’s dad. I like how they seem to be developing different looks for different subgroups of dwarves.

  • July 8, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I want to see Balin and Oin's failed attempt at taking back Moria!

    by sweeneydave

  • July 8, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    So glad Gloin looks like Gimli

    by D.Vader

    I think its very cool that we'll get a variety of looks from the different Dwarf "tribes" (I guess you'd call them that) in the movie. Its a great way to distinguish between all of them.

  • July 8, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    looks like a staff with subtle blunt sides

    by mattforce7

    Like a mace? DOuble sided?

  • July 8, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Gloing actually looks like Gerard Depardieu

    by D.Vader

    When did they secretly cast him in the role?!

  • July 8, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Loaded FOR bear.

    by loafroaster


  • July 8, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I think that probably is supposed to be Gimli’s axe.

    by frank

  • July 8, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST


    by wattos new hat

    this all looks cool so far

  • July 8, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    mini-Klingons!!!!! especially dude on the left.


  • but they look cool on film.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    and i'm not hating on capes or the film.


  • The book Gandalf picks up and reads from in Balin's Tomb in FOTR? The Book of Records... written by Ori. Nice touch, Peter Jackson.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by my liege

  • July 8, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    How did Gloin get ahold of a blowdryer?

    by rev_skarekroe

    He's got Bee Gees hair.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I'm not 100% digging these at the moment

    by Righteous Brother

    but I think thats more to do with the fact, they've been staged in a photogaphers studio, as opposed to Peter J's grimy middle-earth - I'm sure they'll look better on film. Liking the costumes though.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    If only TLC would show programs with THESE kinds of dwarves...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Little People, Big World? No Problem, cut it down to size!

  • July 8, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    D Vader

    by mattforce7

    Are you sure thats the book? It only looks too small to be the giant book is all

  • July 8, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    by AzulTool

    It's 2011, y'all.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    D.Vader, nice catch on the book...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    It's the little touches like those that make me appreciate these films so much...

  • July 8, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck the haters! They will never be satasfied.

    by Megadeth

    This looks great. I hope Peter and co knock it outta the park with these flicks. Looks like lotr but slightly different which is a good thing. I cant wait to see a trailer.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    So, about another week till we see Thorin?


  • July 8, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    mattforce7 and shutthefuckupdonny

    by D.Vader

    I'm not saying its the same book. In fact, it does look too small in fact to be the same book Gandalf picks up. But, what's important is that PJ and his crew drew the connection. Perhaps we'll see Ori writing down their tale in a different record book. Perhaps we'll see that Ori is a writer, and this is what inspires Bilbo to put "There and Back Again" down on paper. Perhaps the book in the picture is one of Ori's books (he's a reader), and maybe in his back is the BIG book of records we'll see later in FOTR at Balin's Tomb. Either way, its a wonderful little connection and a great detail. Personally, I'm hoping Ori writes all the time and we do see this being an inspiration for Bilbo.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by Chris Moody

    I don't know if I have anticipated a film any more than this...except, perhaps, STAR WARS Episode 1.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Now those...

    by freerangecelt

    are muthafuckin dwarves!

  • July 8, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by The_Skook

    The two of them are montaged together. Photoshop/equalize. The edges on Gloin particularly are a little too 'cut-out'. Fun pic though, although I could see them dancing round 'Stone 'enge' in Spinal Tap.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Good point, D. Vader.

    by frank

    That’s a good sign that they are putting in subtle character details like Ori being fond of reading and writing. Hopefully the book he is holding in the pic is in fact an indication of that. Though I agree that it looks too small to be the one in Moria, and that wouldn’t make sense anyway.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Don’t say that ccchhhhrissssm

    by frank

    I do not want to draw any parallels between this and Phantom Menace.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    They look great!

    by Cureguy

    I love the variety in dwarven looks. They are from different parts of Middle-Earth. I can't believe there are so many joyless people on these boards. They have to hate on everything regardless of what it is. Complete losers. Can't wait to see what WETA does with Carn Dum,Witch King (circa Hobbit),the Necromancer, Lonely Mountain,Dol Guldur, not to mention SMAUG! It's gonna be awesome and these douche bags know it!

  • July 8, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    This batch is more convincing than the last, which was tarnished by the silliness of Starhead. I also like that they're less goth.

  • to highlight the general Dwarfyness!

  • July 8, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Somehow when I read the Hobbit

    by Snookeroo

    I didn't picture it looking so much like a photography studio.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    weapons and armour

    by malcolm_mccallum

    The dwarves had no weapons or armour in the book. That is why they needed a burglar to steal stuff from the dragon, who had all their armour and weapons. I was looking forward to a Hobbit where they had to get through all the encounters weaponless, with cunning and magic. If they come loaded for war and always looking for fights, it will be nothing like the book. In the book, the dwarves all show up with multi-coloured hoods and except for Bombur, that is how Bilbo distinguishes them generally.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    More Yearbook Photos from Khazad-dum High School

    by Ingeld

  • July 8, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Ron Jeremy

    by twogunjames

    HEY, who cast that old dude from the porn movies in this as a dwarf? You go hedgehog, or whatever that nickname was.

  • July 8, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The book...

    by SpikedBuffy

    It could be a lot smaller due to the fact he hasn't written in it the events of the hobbit or the attempt at taking back Moria yet. Still wondering how awesome smaug is going to look.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    It's possible, malcolm_mccallum...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...that these are the dwarves as they'll appear all dolled up for the Battle of Five Armies at the end. But knowing Jackson and his writers' complete misunderstanding of the source material, they'll spend both films dressed like this and kicking ass in action scenes that wear out their welcomes two minutes in.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    lol @ "I'm not 100% digging these" about dwarves.

    by Sodomy Redux

    If that wasn't an intentional pun, you suck.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    weapons and armor

    by SpikedBuffy

    are they even wearing armor in this pic? just looks like heavy cloth. lets also be realistic, no dwarf king is gonna travel middle earth with only 12 others and none of them armed.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Capes also keep you warm.

    by cookylamoo

  • July 8, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    They aren’t exactly loaded with weapons and armor here

    by frank

    It seems like they each have a staff or a weapon of some sort, and the clothes on their backs. It’s not like they have helmets and multiple axes and blades like Gimli did in LotR. I think the kind of equipment they have is reasonable, even if it doesn’t quite fit the book. Obviously these movies are going to depart quite a bit from the source material, so that the tone matches more closely with LotR. The Hobbit is a completely different type of story from LotR, at least until the last third, after they get to Laketown. I am hoping PJ will be more faithful to the source material after that point in the story, but before that I think it makes total sense to make significant alterations.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by dlauthor

    The dwarves had no weapons or armour in the book. That is why they needed a burglar to steal stuff from the dragon, who had all their armour and weapons.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    The backdrop is rather silly though

    by frank

    Might have looked nicer to have had them in the Bag End set or something. But I guess the point is just to show off the look of the dwarves, so the background doesn’t really matter.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by dlauthor

    Stupid talkback ate the relevant part of my comment, which was this: Of COURSE they had weapons and armor. They've been out of the Lonely Mountain for 150 years -- since Thorin's grandfather's day. They weren't rattling around defenseless all that time. I mean, they fought an entire war against the Orcs! What did they use then -- pointed sticks? Pillows? Harsh language? Make sure you know the story yourself before criticizing Jackson's, or anyone else's, knowledge of Tolkien.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by malcolm_mccallum

    The cloaks, so prominently brightly coloured at the Unexpected Party, could be explained as the dwarves wearing them over their armour and gothy-coloured clothes so as to try to blend in while in the shire. Twelve dwarves would attract too much attention but under brilliant cloaks they could be seen as hobbity

  • July 8, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I get a kick out of the blurbs describing the dwarfs.

    by Ingeld

    Fili and Kili are two young bachelors on the move for some pretty young bearded thing. These two fun loving dudes like long walks along the Long Lake, dancing, battles and hip hop!

  • July 8, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Not 100% sure about...

    by 2soon2eat

    ..the knees. Look too pointy.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    is this Del Toro's or PJ's design?

    by KilliK

    my bet is Del Toro's but PJ is the one who is going to get all the praise from the fans for the designs.sigh..

  • July 8, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Killik, I'm going to guess...

    by D.Vader

    These are Richard Taylor, John Howe, Alan Lee, and the guys at WETA's designs.

  • Del Toro's or PJ's?

  • July 8, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    MUCH better than the last picture

    by DonnyUnitas

    so this salvages some of my hopes.

  • I can see GDT coming up with Starhead. His Smaug had an axe head, after all. I’d prefer it if they didn’t keep that particular design. It was really cool, but not right for Smaug imo. But I do hope that some of his creature designs make it into the finished movies, as that is one thing he excels at.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Looking good

    by Terminocity

    The best that can be said is that every dwarf looks to have some distinctive character. Can't wait to see these guys throw axes and fly around the screen bashing goblins.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I just came.

    by BilboRing

    Love it. Love it. You haters be damned. This will rock!!! Winter is Coming to Hobbiton!!!

  • July 8, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    The more I see the more excited I get.

    by Raul

    Hope these movies rock.

  • July 8, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    still not excited

    by disfigurehead

  • July 8, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I wonder if any of the movie geeks here even read these books.

    by BilboRing

  • July 8, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    What the hell does "loaded to bear" mean?

    by The Dude Abides

    I think you meant, "loaded for bear," but he's only carrying an axe not an entire fucking arsenal. So maybe he's "loaded for beaver."

  • July 8, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by Doofy

    I really want to see Bombour but I anticipate they're saving him for last.

  • July 8, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    They're probably saving Grumpy, I mean Thorin for last.

    by Ingeld

  • July 8, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    If there's anything involving prosthetics, call John Cullen.

    by AzulTool

    I know he was a Klingon at least once.

  • July 8, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    "loaded bear" means

    by ufoclub1977

    like a backed up bear at the local leather bar.

  • July 8, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    OK these look better than that trio in other picture

    by corplhicks

    2 out of 5 so far so good. last 3 need revising badly !

  • July 8, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Better than the last Dwarf Picture...

    by Pawprint

    But still not good. These two look like they should be in a World of Warcraft film - that's not a good thing.

  • July 8, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Does this make them "Dwarf Stars?"

    by cookylamoo

  • July 8, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Dragon Age games an influence on this?

    by GunterMonkey

    You can definitely see the influence of recent "dark fantasy" franchises on this...the Dragon Age costuming is unmistakable. Also a little Song of Fire and Ice for good measure...

  • July 8, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by proevad

    as in World of Warcraft.

  • July 8, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    by bill

    A variety of designs for each Dwarf, no two alike. Good stuff. More and more looking forward to this. The Battle of Five Armies is my hook. A whole army of Dwarves kicking the sh#t out of anyone in their way on the slopes of the Lonely mountain? Had that in my imagination since I was 7 years old. but who's playing as Bard the Bowman, and what about Beorn?

  • July 8, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Yahoo, ComingSoon and whatnot

    by Ditko

    get all the scoops. You guys need to knock a few doors and suck a few dicks in order to be relevant again. You´re losing the game.

  • July 8, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by frank

    Bard is being played by Luke Evans and Swedish actor Michael Persbrandt is Beorn.

  • July 8, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by elsewhere

    So we still have another 8 dwarves to go? Also TDKR trailer next week bitches!

  • July 8, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I hope the Hobbit doesn't have loads of childish humour.


    Seeing as it was written for kids (unlike Lord of the Rings which wasn't written for kids). Those dwarf tossing bits with Gimli at Helms Deep were embarassing.

  • July 8, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Go read Tolkien.

    by Kevin

  • July 8, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Klingon munchkins?

    by empty_headed_animal

  • July 8, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Couldn't be more excited

    by The_guy_in_the_rated_R_movie

    I'm getting that same feeling I did years back when AICN would post anything LOTR during it's production, pure excitement and joy. Although It would have been awesome to see what Del Toro would have done with the world, after seeing these images and remembering the how amazing the Trilogy is, this seem just right.

  • July 8, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    There was dark fantasy before Dragon Age...

    by wonderboy2402

    Seriously, get over your lame game. DAO was inspired by Baldur's Gate. Surprise! DAO was a rehash of games/MMOs before it. Dragonslayer Legend 13th Warrior Plenty of "Dark fantasy."

  • July 8, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    The designs are beautiful,

    by Syberean

    its a shame PJ has a propensity for butchering the story turning it into an over the top effects laden action adventure. Please PJ, no dwarf tossing.

  • July 8, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by KinjoAlcoholicNinja

    They look amazing! I still don't forgive PJ for screwing up LOTR but the Hobbit is much easier to handle and I think this can be very very very good.

  • July 8, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    would you like me to get you a box?

    by IndianaPeach


  • July 8, 2011, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Designs look great

    by Redmantle

    Though some will never be satisfied. It's easy to find imaginary flaws in everything. I can do it too. "The sun should have been silvery, not this yellow color, what's up with that? And these green plants every where, that's been done to death. Blue skies? How lame. It should be purple.. everyone knows that. Why do they call it 'Earth' anyway, it's a stupid name." One can find flaws in everything and anything if one is so inclined. So keep on opining and be down with your negative selves. I plan on enjoying the hell out of these movies.

  • July 8, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    The Book Of Records

    by J.B.M.A.

    found in the chamber of M is only a record of the retaking of Moria. It is not a bible for the Dwarves in general. Nice idea that even at this stage someone is a pen-man though.

  • July 8, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    haters on this awesomeness = fucktards

    by Saracen1

  • July 8, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    the one with the grey beard


    looks like Sylvester Stallone if he were a hobbit.

  • July 8, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer


  • Gloin Cloth. Get it?

  • July 8, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Well, at least they are getting these out early

    by mattforce7

  • July 8, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    looks great

    by hegele

    the artistry in the design has always been the best thing about TLOTR, glad to see it is no different with The Hobbit.

  • July 9, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Oin and Gloin's Bogus Journey

    by viks

  • July 9, 2011, 2:29 a.m. CST

    hmm no mention of the new production diary

    by Porco Drunko

    Look the new pics are awesome but theres a new 10 minute production diary up, figured that might be more interesting. Mind you everyone with half an interest in the hobbit should already be following peter jackson on facebook.

  • July 9, 2011, 2:40 a.m. CST


    by CT1

    very straight

  • July 9, 2011, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Should look better onscreen.

    by catlettuce4

    These staged pictures look kind of "wrong", but that is often the case with promo shots. It's got to be a challenge to make the different dwarf characters look like individual characters and it seems they are doing that, so... good.

  • July 9, 2011, 4:48 a.m. CST

    LOL @ Dragon Age comments

    by catlettuce4

    There's nothing new in those games. Get some perspective. If anything, those games were copying some of their look from the LOTR films. These costumes are in line with the previous movies.

  • July 9, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Can they tickle fight...

    by PoeticWarriortoo

    in all that shit? I know the hobbits are going to be ass raping gay just like they were in LotR so maybe they felt like they needed protection from Bilbo the Fairy.

  • July 9, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    So that makes 5

    by korahn

    Now when do we get to see the other 8?

  • July 9, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    LOL @ Dragon Age comments

    by Keith


  • July 9, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    If you gave Oin a clean shave . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . he'd look like that nasty little creature in the wall from Cat's Eye.

  • They did the same grey backgrounds for that too. Has that now become standard for promos??

  • July 10, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    The details are what blows my mind

    by Teddy Artery

    Every stitch, every bit of these characters detailed so lovingly, they can't help but seem absolutely real.

  • July 10, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST

    they remind me of klingons

    by jesus 2099

  • July 11, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    These are MUCH better than LotR.

    by Ironhelix

    Gimli was fucking retarded. PLEASE no goddamned dwarf-tossing jokes this time. You hear that Jackson? This isn't "Dead Alive 2".

  • July 11, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Suburban Mall Photo Studio

    by Shankapotomus

    They knowses their poses. Can I get six 8x10 glossies and two wallet sized? Let's try one with the fall leaves background!

  • July 15, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    This looks like a Dwarf version of a Matrix poster

    by orcus