TIME releases new photo from The Hobbit: Balin and Dwalin

Following on from the release of Bifur, Bofur and Bombur, TIME has revealed the first look at Balin (Ken Stott) and Dwalin (Graham McTavish).

Photo by James Fisher / Warner Bros Pictures

This is how Warner Bros describes the dwarven brothers:

“Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin Oakenshield. 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.”

Balin and Dwalin are cousins to Oin and Gloin and, therefore, related to Gimli. As Tolkienites will remember, Gimli would come across his relative in Moria…

TIME were given the scoop over here.

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