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First Look at Balin and Dwalin in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Here are our first looks, courtesy Time, at the Dwarves Balin (played by Ken Stott) and Dwalin (played by Graham McTavish) from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Click to enlarge and expand.

Character descriptions:

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.

If you’ve missed any of the previous images released, check them out here.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is scheduled to hit theaters on December 14, 2012. The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be released on December 13, 2013. Both films will be released in 3D.