1st (human) look at The Hobbit’s beastly shapeshifter Beorn

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Oct 5, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

After waiting for what seems like forever, we’re finally getting our very first look at The Hobbit’s shapeshifter character Beorn. But this time it's in his human form.

Be aware that what you’ll see below may be a tad spoilery.

The image (it’s not high-res, but it looks decent enough) comes courtesy of and was plucked from the film’s tie-in book The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Annual 2014.

Played by Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, the facially hairy Beorn—who looks like he may have had the same hairdresser as Wolverine—is carrying what looks like a pretty dangerous sharp ax.

Have a look!


Frankly, we’re not so sure about all that crazy facial hair happening there, but he looks fierce enough. Are you guys happy with the way Beorn looks?

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will arrive into theaters on Dec. 13, 2013.

(via The One