"It was in an early draft that Thorin felt like he didn’t want to bring Fili and Kili along on this quest, he knows the horror that is in that mountain. Leading your own kin to that place… it’s such a big thing to do. Actually, in the film too, they explore the breakdown of that idea. That Thorin doesn’t want to continue with his nephews.”

Richard Armitage

***I will never get over this scene***