'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' won't be hitting theaters until Dec. 14, 2012, but director Peter Jackson's been doing a bang-up of giving us a sneak peak into the world of Middle-earth as of late to get us Ringers giddier than a pack of Beliebers. After showing us some behind-the-scenes pics along with seven of the film's dwarves, we know have our first look at three more thanks to the fine folks over at IGN.

From left to right, we've got Stephen Hunter as Bombur, James Nesbitt as Bofur, and William Kircher as Bifur. Not sure how well Bombur fares in the heat of battle with nothing but a big ol' soup ladle to defend himself, but then again, that is one hell of a mustache/sideburns combo he's got goin' on. Totally makes up for it.

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Are these dwarf pics getting you at all excited for 'The Hobbit'?

[via IGN]