"I look on the characters of Bilbo and Thorin as the heart and soul of the story, really. If Bilbo is the heart then Thorin is the soul.” - Peter Jackson
This will just make Battle of Five Armies that much more tragic to me. Thorin falls from grace in the final act. He loses everything to his lust for gold. If Thorin is the soul of the story, the story is going to lose its soul, and I’m going to leave this movie feeling sad and empty. That’s just the way I want to feel.
I can’t wait!