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(Even) More ‘Hobbit’ Dwarves! Check Out Bombur, Bofur and Bifur

I must really need to revisit J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit, because although I recall the outrageously attended party at Bilbo's house with many uninvited guests, I don't remember there being this many dwarves. Apparently there are 13 in total. Yup, definitely need to do some re-reading.

Peter Jackson's camp has been releasing droves of dwarve promotional stills for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the last week or so and the newest trio of vertically challenged warriors has just hit the Net. Bombur, Bofur and Bifur are the latest to join Fili and Kili, Ori Dori and Nori and Oin and Gloin at the party.

News.co.nz got its hands on this one first. Only fair since that country is hosting the filming of this thing. Anyway, all 13 dwarves in the company of Thorin Oakenshield will be revealed this month. If I can count right, there's just three left: Dwalin, Balin and Thorin himself. 

The New Zealand publication released this summary of the newly revealed characters:

While most of the Company of Thorin Oakenshield is related to the royal and noble line of Durin, Bofur, his brother Bombur and their cousin Bifur most definitely are not. Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free.

Hardly the most honorable warriors, but they should make for good fun. Bombur, Bofur and Bifur are being played by Stephen Hunter, James Nesbitt and William Kircher, respectively. 



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