There's only 85 more days to go until we return to Middle Earth for 's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but thanks to the guys over at TheOneRing we won't have to wait that long to get our first description of "skin-changer" Beorn. The sometime man, sometime black bear was spotted on set in human form and we've got the desctiption for you below.
Mikael Persbrandt’s six-foot-plus frame seems even more intimidating sporting a spiky mane of greying brown hair. Wearing an actor’s dressing gown, he stands patiently beside Sir Peter while the crew bustle all around, wrangling farm animals and setting up for a scene. Equally striking are the stiff bristles of the beard that sweeps around Persbrandt’s jaw on either cheek. It’s much more than a Mutton-chop yet not entirely a French Fork. In fact, this beard almost resembles the tusks of a boar — and juts forth pugnaciously at onlookers. Fierce, bushy eyebrows round out Beorn’s face, and give his eyes a deep-set penetrating look. He’s going to be terrifying to a pint-sized Bilbo!
In summary, Beorn is going to look magnificent.