Peter Jackson released MOAR dwarf photos, this time of of Balin and Dwalin, played by Ken Scott and Graham McTavish, respectively. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again has a rowdy crew of dwarves, far more than just Gimli. Balin was even mentioned in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Here is Warner Bros.’ description of these two dwarves:
“Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings – his belief in Thorin’s leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly.” [Time]
Here’s a bonus video for giggles. It’s a mashup of Trolololo and Saruman.