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Richard Armitage Talks Hobbit

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Much of the news the past couple of days has been focused on the new Peter Jackson production video release, which was definitely a great gift.  We also wanted to share some excerpts from a recent Richard Armitage interview, in which he had no hesitancy to start talking about The Hobbit movie.  For those that don’t know, Armitage has the pleasure of playing the role of Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the party of Dwarves.  Here are some of the highlights of his interview with Total Film:

“There’s going to be quite a lot more humor…The book is so focused on the dwarves, so I think it’s a chance for Peter [Jackson] and Fran [Walsh] to really look at that whole race in more detail, their heritage and what they’re like as characters.”

Having had the opportunity to hold “The Orcrist”, Thorin’s sword, this is what he had to say:

“It’s bloody heavy!…But it’s absolutely beautiful to look at. Every time they bring something new out everyone gasps. The armor that the Dwarves emerge from the mountain wearing at the end of the film will be the armor of all armor.”

Armitage also went on to say that the stone trolls that the party meets in their journey is identical to the ones found in The Lord of the Rings movie.

We are excited to see Armitage as the moody, but honorable Thorin as well as all the Dwarves and their humorous dialogue along the way… Imagine Gimli multiplied by 12.  We will keep you updated.

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  • Monroid

     lol, Gimli x12

  • Dunarwen89

    The Film is sounding awesome so far! Bring on the Armitage intensity! I’m glad they’re trying to stick to the origional feel of the book. So excited about its release!

  • Anonymous

    This team has done a masterful job of giving each Dwarf a very unique appearance without making them feel as though they come from anywhere other than Middle Earth. It’s heart-warming to see that it wasn’t a bunch of copy-and-paste Gimli’s out there. Beautiful work!

    No great film can ever be a direct copy of the book. Two completely different mediums which aren’t directly compatible. Flow, pace, character development, linear plot lines, etc. It just doesn’t work the same for both.

    But they will be “TRUE” to the book, because they will capture all of the charm, and character of the Middle Earth we know and love.