Richard Armitage, AKA the Dwarf Thorin, Talks About ‘The Hobbit’ Movie

Richard Armitage plays Thorin Oakenshield, one of the dwarves who help Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, on his adventure.

Here Richard talks about how the dwarves and their race will have more of a prominence in the world of Middle-earth. In Lord of the Rings, we’re only shown a glimpse of the dwarf-lords who held the seven rings and of course, Gimli.

“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.”

Richard talks about how the dwarves will be donning cool-looking armor and his special weapon, the Orcrist, Thorin’s goblin sword.

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

It’s a neat thing to see how the two movies, Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, will have some similar elements, like the stone trolls.

“There was a scene in The Lord Of The Rings where they find the stone trolls, and they’re identical in The Hobbit.”

“I love those moments, when you link into the world of the film that you’ve seen before.”

By the way, he does look like Hugh Jackman in the picture above.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14, 2012.

Source: Total Film

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