This week’s worth of pictures of the dwarfs of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is winding down with today’s release of a look at another pair of brothers, Balin (Ken Stott) and Dwalin (Graham McTavish). As the studio describes the pair –
Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings – his belief in Thorin’s leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly.
Now all that’s left is the reveal of the party’s leader, Thorin Oakenshield whom I suspect will be presented to us at some point over the weekend or on Monday at the latest.