We’ve got some exciting news to report regarding The Hobbit. No, it’s not another casting (that we know of) but it does have to do with the stars of the film. Over the past few months, one actor after another has joined the prequel and now thanks to Stuff.co.nz, we’ve got the first image of the main cast (the dwarves) together for a photo op. Check out the full sized image below…

The Hobbit will be filled with Lord of the Rings alums like Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, and Cate Blanchett, but we’ve got to show some love to the new guys as well. The cast is lead by Martin Freeman, who takes over the role of Bilbo Baggins, which was previously played by Ian Holm in LOTR.

It’s hard to make out everyone else’s faces but we can clearly see Aidan Turner in the lower left hand corner. His dark, curly hair is a dead give away. His casting is a definite plus for people who are fans of his BBC series “Being Human.”

The production is slated to begin in New Zealand, on March 21st. We can’t wait!

What do you think of the first photo of new The Hobbit cast?