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Look At All the HOBBIT Dwarves, Lined Up In A Row!

Nordling here.

What do you call a bunch of Dwarves (or is it Dwarfs?) anyway?  A gaggle?  A murder? (I always thought a murder of crows sounded cool.)  Well, Peter Jackson's been feeding us a couple of Dwarves a day, and now TheOneRing.Net has them all together in kickass glory:

Looking good, PJ!  Nordling, out.

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  • July 22, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    For this film!

  • July 22, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    Three firsts in as many days?! How bizarre is that?! Do I win a prize, or something?

  • July 22, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Posts have disappeared?!

    by Pawprint

  • July 22, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Where are all my posts?!

    by Pawprint

  • July 22, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by irongeezer

    I needed a laugh today, and that is the absolute worst photoshop composite I've seen in a long time.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Is anyone else worried about these films?

    by TheWacoKid

    How do you follow up one of the greatest film trilogies of all time? I know I am probably alone here, but I don't think I needed them to make The Hobbit...

  • July 22, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Too many of them look like...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Normal-sized men in suits. Their proportions are too HUMAN, not squat and thick enough to be dwarves. It's really a mixed bag. :|

  • July 22, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Ah... Thwarted by shitty TB Technology...

    by Pawprint

  • With or without doll hair, I can't stand the twat. Still, i'm looking forward to this.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    So - the picture...

    by Pawprint

    Looking forward to the film, but apart from the height, these fellas don't even look like they're the same species - let alone relations in some cases.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    What's in YOUR wallet?

    by FluffyUnbound

    Which one is Kayless?

  • July 22, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Too Jewy!!!

    by Nerd Rage

    Looks like a bar mitzvah...I keed, I keed.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    A group of Dwarves is called a waffle

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    I should know I played D&D

  • July 22, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Bad ass.

    by AssyMuffJizz

  • July 22, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Are they really going to go with 13? Unlucky much?

    by sweeneydave

    They should find just one more person to come along - just as a "number".

  • July 22, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    great pic!

    by Titus05

    they also just released a 4 minute Walking Dead Season 2 preview...go to amctv to check it out

  • July 22, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Needs more boils.

    by moorE12

  • July 22, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Oh Middle-earth is San Fran

    by CT1

    got it

  • July 22, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I like that they're all distinguishable.

    by SlickyVonBoner

    I also like how that have different weapons. The 2 that look like they don't belong the most, on the far right and far left.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    which one

    by mick vance

    is the mercenary from Rambo? i hope he looks at bilbo and goes, "you can drop the 1000 yard stare, I've seen it all before."

  • July 22, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    What more needs to be said?

  • July 22, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    "That's what I like! Leettle theengs hitting each other!"

    by ClayMatthews

  • July 22, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Kind of wish they didn't overdo the Photoshop blur...

    by jimmy_009

    ...but it's still epic.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    re: "What do you call a bunch of Dwarves"

    by jim

    It's a Dominion and, I believe the proper plural is "Dwarvie" although it is possible I just made that up

  • July 22, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    This project worries me.

    by smaugchow

    The Hobbit is NOT Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit is a coming-of-age children's book about Bilbo Baggins. I loved the trilogy films but I don't think thats the same tone to take with Hobbit. The dwarves were fairly faceless and useless in the book, but these guys look bad ass. I'm not buying it.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Speilberg just confirmed that the Jurrasic Park 4 story has been completed...

    by Dr. Francis B. Gross coming in 2-3 years.

  • July 22, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    These Smurfs kick-ass!!

    by butterbean

    Abso-smurf-ly can't wait.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    the guy on the far right doesn't look like a Hobbit

    by Titus05

  • July 22, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I hope this is more grown up than the book.


    The Dwarves look cool but I hope this film isn't going to be full of shit childish humour seeing as it was written as a kids story (unlike LOTR).

  • July 22, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    EXPENDABLES 2! Rise of the Munchkins!!!

    by Arkhaminmate001

    The Hobbit, TDKR, Prometheus, 2012 will be awesome!!! The Avengers, Spider Man, 'meh'

  • July 22, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    The younger ones....

    by Scorchy

    ....look too skinny, and not stocky enough. The others look great, though. Oh, and I can't be the only one who thinks the dwarf that is third from the right looks like a bastardized dwarvish the muppet Sweetums.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Just started re-reading the book ...

    by NotARegular

    Up to Riddles in the Dark so far. Been a decade-plus since I last read it. ...Anyway, glad they're going for a tone more in line with LotR. The book is fine but a lot of the stuff so far does not work for screen, not live-action unless you like excessive cheese. It's damn near a Disney musical so far. Also, no wonder they split it into two movies. Character development is almost non-existent save for Bilbo. I get why PJ was a little hesitant to jump back into this but, judging by the production diaries, he's figured out how to mesh this with LotR thankfully.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Who fucking cares about Hobbit Dwarves?

    by Hesiod2k7

    Especially lined up for some dumbass promotional photo in front of a cheap Mall Photo Shop background.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Which Snow White film is this for?

    by theBigE

    And aren't there supposed to be only 7?

  • July 22, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    To all you fuckers complaining about the lack of minorities

    by Scrunchie-Scroochie

    To all you fuckers complaining about the lack of minorities in the films - LotR had loads of minorities - it had gay people, Scottish people, women...I mean what the fuck more do you want?

  • July 22, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I'm glad it's not kid oriented

    by Cureguy

    Middle-Earth is a beautiful but also an extremely dangerous and treacherous world. In order to show that fact, you have to work with the natural danger of that Universe. Carn Dum, Dol Guldur, Smaug,Goblins and Wargs are formidable enemies and should be shown to be so. The book will always remain for kids, but cinematically you have to blend the danger narrative from The Hobbit into LOTR.Or else it would seem extremely out of place on the screen. Go PJ!

  • July 22, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by flax

    Well, yeah. That's what happens.

  • Well, until we get a widescreen hi-res Smaug, that is.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Expendables 2: Rise of the Dwarves -- starring Peter Dinklage

    by Hesiod2k7

    Would actually be kind of kick ass, actually.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Smaug has to more than an awesome design

    by Cureguy

    It has to be an industry game changer. I can't wait to hear fools criticisms on what Smaug SHOULD look like. Needles to say, I am hoping for the best. I am confident WETA and PJ will deliver. I think it will be impossible to please everyone however. Just pray they don't use Guillermo's design which probably had Cthulu tentacles over Smaug's mouth. ;)

  • July 22, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    So how those female dwarves look?

    by The Fuck

    I remember Gimli saying some stuff about bearded woman. No thanks!

  • July 22, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Frederick Kreuger

    by coolhanddave

    is the new mortal kombat character

  • July 22, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Photoshopped and brushed to shit ...


    Lucas involved in this??

  • July 22, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

    Yes, it is, just the way I like my Hobbit porn!!

  • July 22, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    FAN MEETS SPIELBERG photos on PJs FB page

    by Seph_J

    Absolutely awesome. If ANYTHING is "cool news" then that is. Lucky chap.

  • I predict good things to come.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Ha! Beat ya AICN!

    by TheSquifster

    Tweeted this pic a good 12 hours before AICN and most other movie sites, nice one tho' didn't take you guys too long! For movie news and updates follow @ReelMicroSquirt get the news you want before everyone else!!!!

  • July 22, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    So how those female dwarves look?


    Surprisingly attractive, despite the beard and a penchant for flatulence in the sack. (Thanks again for paying for dinner, Genderbender... that wasn't necessary)

  • July 22, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Plural Dwarf...

    by DougMcKenzie

    Is technically Dwarrows. Dwarfs is the accepted term nowasays. The word Dwarves only exists within LOTR, a made up word by Tolkien like the word Hobbit.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Oh its Steel Magnolias. The runt years

    by Knobules

    And they all meet at the hair dresser for girltalk.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    If that's the case, choppah

    by jim

    She may have bought dinner, but you are the one who paid for it (and paid dearly, poor fellow).

  • July 22, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Not very dwarfish. Maybe there's some kind of backstory PJ invented to explain this in the film, but otherwise Thorin and Fabio Dwarf look a lot different than the others. Their noses are too small, for example.

  • July 22, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Time Bandits 2 : Terry gilliam gotta eat

    by Gorgomel

  • July 22, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    very different effect when all together.

    by Syberean

    The previous shots of two and three at a time didn't convey the sense that they were a group from a single culture the way this group shot does. The whole is absolutely more than the sum of the parts. I'm still worried about what Phillipa Boyens is going to do to the story. The tale stood up well since years before she was born. A fantasy tale grown out of northern European mythology. A coming of age quest to retake a conquered kingdom under the mountain. If they are consistent with what they did to the Lord of The Rings, it will be distilled down to an episodic action adventure. Bilbo is best when he thinks, when there is more to him than meets the eye. When I read the book, I never had to stop and say wow this is ok, but needs some more women, or some other ethnicity in it.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    So they're just making Thorin into Aragorn, is that it?

    by kevred

    He just looks ridiculous in this photo - like a normal full-sized human Photoshopped into the image. His proportions are completely absurd. Not to mention the "dashing" quality, youthful look, lack of beard, etc. It's nice, but it's not Thorin. Sad that Jackson couldn't make someone vaguely dwarfish-looking (and yes, tiresome cretins from other talkbacks, they don't all have to look like Gimli, but we all know what these fantasy-land dwarves look like, in general) into the hero. They already have Bard in the story; why turn a dwarf into the dashing, human-looking hero? I think these guys are going to look better on screen, but it's more important to get Thorin right than dwarf #5.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by Kevin


  • Along with Avengers. I'm more sure the Hobbit will be great, but they're neck-and-neck for me. I think they've dropped the ball on some of these dwarves, but with Bilbo, Gandalf, Bard, Beorn, Smaug, Gollum, and Legolas on screen, all will be well.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Tom Shippey?

    by Kevin

    Read his books

  • July 22, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Smaug has to be an 'industry gamecange

    by D.Vader

  • July 22, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Smaug has to be an 'industry gamecange

    by D.Vader

  • July 22, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Smaug has to be an 'industry gamecange

    by D.Vader

  • July 22, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, AICN

    by D.Vader

    Jeebus Christ...

  • July 22, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Smaug has to be an 'industry gamechanger'?

    by D.Vader

    Well that makes zero sense and has even less evidence supporting such a ridiculous claim. Especially cconsidering Smaug has such a classical Dragon design but with four legs and a pair of wings. Why exactly does Smaug need to be a 'gamechanger'? Even better, do you have an idea on how he *can* be a gamechanger, how he'll influence and change all future cgi cinematic dragons in years to come?

  • July 22, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Way to be persistent, D. Vader.

    by frank

    Don’t let the Man keep you from posting.

  • July 22, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    Smaug just needs to look really cool.

    by frank

    He should be distinctive, but not weird looking like the axe-head design Guillermo Del Toro was talking about. He should basically be an old school European dragon, but he should stand out as Smaug as well.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Hey Obelix!

    by Das_Butt

    Wrong movie! Get outta the shot!

  • Hopefully it will put him a very pissed off Orc killing mood.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Why not just cast real dwarves?

    by proevad

    It's not like these are Shakespearean parts. Sure they could have found enough talented people to pull it off. If I have personally worked with two little people in community theater, I'm sure the casting agent could have gotten off of their ass and made some goddamn phone calls.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    god shut the fuck up about human looking dwarves

    by Warcraft

    ...already. fuck, dwarves are classified as HUMANoids in most fantasy settings. So yes, some of them may look more human than others. Fucktards.

  • Given what Jackson did with (or to) Gimli I don't expect too much variation.

  • July 22, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Read my lips....

    by MoffatBabies


  • July 22, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    "Gamechanger" Smaug

    by tbrosz

    Hey, maybe they'll do like they did with Galactus and make him a big dark cloud of some kind. Heh. "Smaug." Get it? Huh? Get it?

  • July 22, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Dwarven Axes! Dwarven might!

  • July 22, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by Trolle Selander

    Reaction 1: Wat Reaction 2: Oh, he probably thinks the swedish chef speaks actual swedish

  • July 22, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    How did I fail Anjin??????

    by DougMcKenzie For dwarf, the common form of the plural was dwarfs —as, for example, in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs— until J. R. R. Tolkien popularized dwarves; he intended the changed spelling to differentiate the "dwarf" fantasy race in his novels from the cuter and simpler beings common in fairy tales, but his usage has since spread. Multiple astronomical dwarf stars and multiple nonmythological short human beings, however, remain dwarfs. Again I ask you??????

  • But why the hell does Bifur have an axe head embedded in his skull?

  • July 22, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    proevad, "Why not just cast real dwarves"

    by Dreamwriter

    There are plenty of skilled folk out there, but to fit the physical appearance as described in the book and used in the first movie, height is only one of the things they have to get right (and in fact a Middle-Earth dwarf is supposed to be a little taller than the average little person). I believe they are doing what's easiest - take the biggest, hugest people they can find and then use effects/camera angles to shrink them down.

  • Or is this more craptastic copying ala that washed-out "silver nitrate" look in craptastic T:Salvation?

  • July 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I like.

    by Yelsaeb

    The PJ ain't loosing steam just yet.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    @cotton_mcknight Well they would have had black actors ..

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    ... but it would have blown the budget on fried chicken and watermelon. Plus Kiwis don't like others smoking all their weed and fucking their fat sisters. And they wanted to finish production in one year, not three.

  • July 22, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Still looks like...

    by Marshal_Lannes

    ...shit, but it's early days yet...I'm ok waiting to see what they look like once we get some footage.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Definite Sid and Marty Krofft vibe from this ...

    by justmyluck

    ... and the third video blog for THE HOBBIT. How about a 'fit' of dwarves, considering Hobbit songs in 48fps may require a warning for epileptics. Oh, and 'Dwarfs' and 'Dwarves' are interchangeable and I will be democratically be using both spellings until THE HOBBIT part 2 is done!

  • July 23, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    The one in the middle looks like a Klingon

    by Hollyweird Zombies

    I trust Peter Jackson to pull this off. LOTR ruled.

  • July 23, 2011, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Hopefully Smaug doesn't look like Tolkien's painting of him.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • July 23, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    It's "daisy chain." A daisy chain of dwarfs.

    by ReportAbuse

    Also D&D popularized the plural "dwarves." Tolkien used "dwarfs."

  • July 23, 2011, 1:50 a.m. CST


    by ReportAbuse

    Don't forget the packs of Kool and/or Newport (menthol of course) and grape drank.

  • origin: "before 900; Middle English dwerf" So, DWARFS it is!

  • July 23, 2011, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Not Dwarvy enough

    by 'Cholera's Ghost


  • I hope that get that scene right and include every word.

  • Another scene I hope they get right.

  • July 23, 2011, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Hobbits are gay.

    by Kyle

    It's true. Dwarves are cool though. They banged Snow White.

  • July 23, 2011, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Gutless fuck! Come and have a go at me, you lady-boy cunt!

    by AnalFissure

    Graham McTavish's Dwalin is going to own this flick.

  • July 23, 2011, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Looks like they are on their way to ComicCon

    by empty_headed_animal

  • July 23, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Tyrion fucks all these guys

    by CuervoJones

  • July 23, 2011, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Maybe they'll make up for making Gimli such a bumptious twat in LOTR

    by Sepulchrave

    Worst single decision in the whole project was the one to make Gimli and Legolas into a comedy act. Legolas became a smug, smirking ass and Gimli barged about the place belching and blustering.

  • July 23, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Tyrion Lannister is not a dwarf in any way like these guys

    by Sepulchrave

    He is a deformed and despised midget, not a member of a destinct race. But yes, he would have these guys' heads on spikes before you you could say 'Casterly Rock'.

  • July 23, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Just hope all the Dwarves don't have Scottish accents!

    by connor187

    Like Gimli did in LOTR. I am sure I heard a few Scottish accents in the behind the scenes shots of Bag End. Nothing against the smelly skirt wearing cunts, I just think it would be unnecessary.

  • July 23, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST


    by Keith

    "How do you follow up one of the greatest film trilogies of all time?" I know, it's tough. Christ, it'd even be tough to follow up the Lord of the Rings trilogy. [Cymbal crash here.]

  • July 23, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Scottish accents

    by Keith

    What I don't understand is why they didn't go for Welsh. The dwarves are a race of stumpy miners with a chip on their shoulder. It's a no-brainer.

  • And I want other art design teams in Hollywood to be jealous of the awesomeness that is created by WETA. So they have no choice but to up their game by what PJ's team has created. I want the best dragon ever committed to film to be Smaug. The character deserves it.

  • July 23, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Smaug toy

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    I think we all want to be blown away by Smaug's awesomeness ... but, sadly, I'm afraid that, given the design of the toy, that's not going to happen:

  • July 23, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    anyone else notice this....

    by corplhicks

    I just looked at the really big version of this picture which you get to clicking on the pic...anyway, if you look at the faces of these dwarves, the picture looked painted more than a real photo-- Now I don't think it's a painting-- point is, I think their appearances are heavily photoshoped after the fact !!!! All in all, decent but a few of them are bad looking, especially the regarded looking one and the one with the 3-part hair

  • July 23, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Thorin, starhead and the skinny ones aren't very good or accurate

    by FrodoFraggins

    But I'm sure I'll learn to accept them eventually.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Smaug Toy

    by Cureguy

    I'm not going to believe that is the official design for the film until officially stamped by PJ and/or released by WETA themselves.Smaug is a huge reveal,and I don't think the studio would have a toy be the way to release their final vision for Smaug. That being said it is not an entirely bad design, but there are problems. His eyes are too small as well as his wings. Also his limbs look way too long for his body. They look like a dog's limbs. Also, that Bilbo beside Smaug looks nothing like Martin Freeman.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by Cureguy

    How in holy hell do you know what accurate looking dwarves are? People are making the mistake of judging these characters without the proper scale that will be in the movie. As soon as they stand next to Gandalf they will get it.

  • It's 2011 last time I checked.Something is amiss here. No way that is the final design for Smaug.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Identifying characters through

    by proevad

    hairdos. Can't be a good sign for this project. Where is Beehive Under the Mountain? Or Bouffant of the Wildhammer Clan? Retarded bullshit.

  • July 24, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Smaug the anorexic dragon

    by proevad

    Even more bullshit. Smaug was a fat, lazy bastard. Think Jabba with wings and scales.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    As long as...

    by 3774

    ...they look like the dwarf my boyfriend would play in Golden Axe. That's how real dwarves are supposed to look, right? i'm sold.