TheOneRing.Net has scored the exclusive first look at Thorin Oakenshield, complete with Orcrist, and he looks suitably badass. I'm very curious as to how Richard Armitage plays Thorin. In the book he's a mighty warrior and noble, but also a bit vainglorious and stubborn, and Bilbo's the Hobbit that sees Thorin for who he is. But I'll say this much - he looks great, and woe to any Orc in the Misty Mountains that sees this guy coming at him:
Click on the picture above for a bigger photo. So far this is turning out terrifically, and I couldn't be more happy.