The Hobbit's Thorin Oakenshield Revealed

Richard Armitage is the final dwarf

The Hobbit's entire dwarf contingent has been revealed in the last week or so, save only the main man Thorin Oakenshield. Wait no longer, Tolkienites. we have the first image of Richard Armitage in full goblin-cleaving regalia.Armitage is probably best known to date for the BBC's Spooks and Robin Hood, but he's also about to turn up in Captain America. He's a tall, slim type, so we're not quite getting a sense here of what he'll look like dwarf-ised, but we're liking the battle metal rock star vibe. That sword is presumably Orcrist. The goblins call it Biter.

Not that he ought necessarily to be 100% badass. Thorin fights alongside Gandalf and has his share of heroic moments, but he's also haughty and officious, gets himself captured before anyone else at Mirkwood, makes serious diplomatic gaffes at Laketown and throws a big strop when Bilbo nicks the Arkenstone.

Children of the 80s who spent any time playing Melbourne House's Hobbit game on the Spectrum will also know him as the utter bastard who hindered your every move by sitting down and singing about gold.

See the gallery below if you've missed the rest of the dwarves.{Hobbit Dwarves Set} The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out on December 14, 2012, with The Hobbit: There and Back Again following a year later.