Richard Taylor on the Dwarfs in The Hobbit


MTV talked to Weta Digital’s Richard Taylor about The Hobbit films, which he says are “still in the design phase.”

Taylor says he is most looking forward to developing the dwarves more. “The lovely thing about ‘The Hobbit’ is that the race of the dwarves comes to the forefront in the story, and [we’ll depict] the uniqueness of the collection of the dwarves,” Taylor said.

Taylor added that in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Gimli had an incredible presence, of course. But he was only one character. And it’s fantastic to think that we’re going to be able to develop the dwarves to such a higher degree… the richness of their culture. The fact that through so many different dwarfs, you’ll get to appreciate their cultural differences, where they come from, them as a people.”