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The Goblin King heads up a new Hobbit image

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has released a new image, in which the Goblin King is involved in a stand-off against Gandalf and the Dwarves.

Dwelling in the Misty Mountains, the Goblin King looks set to be the end-of-level boss of sorts for An Unexpected Journey .

Played by Barry Humphries (best known as Dame Edna Everidge), the leader of the Goblins is brought to life through performance-capture (that would’ve required a gravity-defying fat suit).

If anything, this action shot shows off the diversity in Middle-earth creatures, from portly Dwarves to hulking beasts.

And there’s something delightfully reminiscent of the Mines of Moria in The Fellowship Of The Ring about this underground melee.

Check out the new image below:

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in the UK on 13 December 2012.

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Matt Maytum
Matt Maytum

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar.