Here’s your first look at the character Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) from Peter Jackson’s much anticipated “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” The revel of Oakenshield is just one of many reveals from “The Hobbit” this month giving us a more intimate look at the characters in Jackson’s new saga.

Here is a character description:
As a young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. After slaughtering many of Thorin’s kin, the great serpent, Smaug, entered The Lonely Mountain and took possession of its vast store of gold and jewels. No-one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, and thus, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Through long years of hardship, Thorin grew to be a strong and fearless fighter and revered leader. In his heart a fierce desire grew; a desire to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that had brought such misery upon his people. So when fate offers him an unusual ally, he seizes the chance for revenge.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 14th, 2012.

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Source: TheOneRing