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Luc Besson Unveils First Official ‘Valerian’ Image


Promising more details on Friday, filmmaker Luc Besson has debuted the first official image of stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne from “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” his adaptation of the classic French sci-fi comic.

Created in 1967 by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, the influential comic series follows time-traveling hero Valerian and his sidekick Laureline, who serve as guards against temporal paradoxes and then become freelance troubleshooters when their home disappears from space-time. “Valerian” has sold more than 10 million copies in 21 languages.

Also starring Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Rutger Hauer and Clive Owen, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is set to open July 21, 2017.


  • red vector

    Sorry can’t buy DeHaan as a hero. The guys too short and scrawny, he looks like a twelve year old.

  • CogInTheWheel

    You have to actually look at the image for the original comic. That isnt some muscle-bound meathead, just a normal dude.

    He’ll do fine in the role, they dont all have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger, barely spouting lines without stammering.

  • Rolland Therrien

    That’s the whole point. Valerian isn’t some big badass action hero. He’s basically a working class shmoe. This is best examplified in Heroes of the Equinox, where he serves as Earth’s representative against three other heroes from other worlds. Where the other three face such challenges as battles against hordes of monsters, treks through deserts and blizzards, he ends up lost in a cave, fighting against rats.