Hobbit star discusses the film

Richard Armitage, who plays dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit, had a chat with Total Film about Peter Jackson’s next. He talks about stone trolls, legendary swords and the armor of all armor.

Armitage said there’s going to be a lot more humor. Makes sense right? There are more dwarves in The Hobbit after all:

“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.”

He also tells Total Film about Thorin’s legendary goblin sword:

“It’s bloody heavy!” he told us. “But it’s absolutely beautiful to look at. Every time they bring something new out everyone gasps. The armour that the dwarves emerge from the mountain wearing at the end of the film will be the armour of all armour.”

And finally: stone trolls.

Tolkien fan Armitage said that he’s in his element shooting in New Zealand: “There was a scene in The Lord Of The Rings where they find the stone trolls, and they’re identical in The Hobbit.

“I love those moments, when you link into the world of the film that you’ve seen before.”

Excited? The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December 14, 2012 and the second film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, hits December 12, 2013. [Total Film via Filmonic]

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