We’ve seen a couple of trailers for 9 already, and it’s definitely one of the movies I’m most excited for. Firstshowing has featured the latest posters for 9’s release, and they’re a series of character posters, each one featuring one of the 9 rag dolls. I thought I’d expand a little bit on that and give the descriptions that we have so far about each of the characters:
1: is the oldest of the dolls, and their self-proclaimed leader. He is clever and sly, but also domineering, irritable, quick-tempered, and slow, if not unwilling, to trust 9. Voiced by Christopher Plummer.
2: a kind, delicate old inventor. He is fascinated by garbage, and loves to explore the wastelands and look for parts for his inventions. He is not in very good shape, always walking with a cane, and can only see with a lorgnette. Voiced by Martin Landau.
3 and 4: curious but shy twin dolls. They are unable to speak, using flickering lights to communicate with each other, but when they need to explain things to someone else, their eyes turn into film projectors. They instinctively run and hide at the sight of danger.
5: healer, tutor, and skilled mechanic. He is the journeyman of 2, the great engineer and inventor. He is a diligent worker, a meek spirit, and a devoted friend. He is missing his left eye, which he presumably lost in a previous monster attack. Voiced by John C. Reilly.
6: a wild and impulsive artist. He has visions of the past and future, channeling his visions through drawings to interpret them, which are accurate in predicting events and help solve mysteries that puzzle 9. Voiced by Crispin Glover.
7: a female warrior. A rebel and a loner, she is fearless and brave. She is impatient and can be reckless and stubborn, but makes up for it with mobility and grace, caution of her surroundings, and calmness in dangerous situations. Voiced by Jennifer Connelly.
8: a giant, cumbersome brute. He is 1’s personal bodyguard and would die for him, though he is crude and mocking towards everyone else. He is strong and fierce, wielding two masterful weapons, but isn’t very clever and is easily deceived. Voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
9: the main character. Good-hearted, thoughtful, and sincere, he is always willing to risk his life to save others. Despite being a newcomer to the group, he displays leadership qualities that can help the others survive. He seeks truth in the history of the world and the dolls, and wishes to know the meaning of life. Voiced by Elijah Wood.
I love this series of posters and they’re a great introduction to all these different characters. I can’t wait for this movie to come out!