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The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage Talks Dwarves, Armor, and Humor

Total Film Magazine had a chance to sit down with Richard Armitage and discuss his current film, The Hobbit. Armitage is playing the Dwarf King, Thorin Oakenshield, who intends to lead of a group of 12 dwarves on a journey to reclaim their stolen treasure from the dragon Smaug who resides under The Lonely Mountain. In comparing the book and the film, Armitage states,“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….There’s going to be quite a lot more humor.”

When asked about his character’s sword, Armitage was quick to reply, “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 armour of all armor.”

To read the full article, see Total Film’s Interview.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit theaters December 14th, 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will premier the following year on December 13th, 2013.

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  1. I am so glad Richard was chosen to play Thorin. He is a great actor and not bad looking either!