When the complete company was announced, I couldn’t help but notice there were a few fetching young Englishmen about to be covered in dwarven prosthetic.   What a shame.  They weren’t even going to get the swooning Merry and Pippin did.

Then the first two stills came out, and it became apparent The Hobbit was going to let some individuality shine in their faces.   They were going to even let them have a little flair. (Which, let’s be honest, is the only way we’re going to tell the characters apart. Reading the comments the past few days, I’m relieved to see I wasn’t the only one who didn’t remember Bombur from Oin.)

Today, we get to see Dean O’ Gorman as Fili and Aidan Turner as Kili and…well, they’re kind of hot.  They look like guys I’d let buy me a drink at the Renaissance Faire — or rather, the guys I wish would buy me a beer, but never do, so I buy my own and feel bad about myself.

I’ve said too much.  Here’s the photo, which premiered on MSN.    Peter Jackson will have the repeat fangirl attendees locked down, especially with Turner.