So, things finally really seem to be coming together on this everlasting project, and I'm pretty excited. They've put out some photos of the Dwarves here: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Pictures, Photos & Images - IMDb They look pretty bad-ass I suppose, but where's Thorin's blue cloak and silver tassel, and the rest? lol I got a warm, fuzzy feeling to see Gandalf again McKellen is just outstanding in that role. Wonder how Freeman will do as Bilbo... I really, really, really, really hope they don't do something like having Elves show up at the Hornburg like in the Two Towers, or something equally ridiculous and non-canon. Yeah, I'm a huge nerd, but Tolkien wove some of the greatest tales ever told, and I really see no need to deviate in such ways to make a film out of them. Oh well, just gotta be prepared for some 'artistic liberties' to be taken. The cast looks solid; seems as though they're going to embellish the White Council quite a bit, I'm wondering how that will go. And I chuckled when I saw that Stephen Fry is playing the Master of Laketown, that should be a great role for him lol What do my fellow nerd-blades think?! Who else is pumped?