For those of you just dying to feast your eyes on the first images of the cast of The Hobbit in costume, proving once and for all that yes, they are really making this movie…well, you’re going to have to wait a little longer.
Instead, 14 members of director Peter Jackson’s cast — 13 of which will be dwarves, 1 a familiar hobbit — met together for a press conference before filming begins on March 21. Attendees included star Martin Freeman, who’s set to play the main hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins. He was joined by the likes of James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, William Kircher, Rob Kazinsky, Peter Hambleton, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, and Adam Brown, among others.
At the meeting some images were snapped, naturally, giving us one of our first cast photos, which you can see above. You can also find out where to see a video of the press conference by continuing on below now.
The video is my favorite part of this whole thing, personally. The image doesn’t do much for me, but if you go watch the video you can see that these guys already seem to be getting along great, which is always a good sign for a movie’s chemistry.