First Poster, New Stills From Besson’s “Valerian”

Following its first unveiling at Comic Con in San Diego in July, Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is set to have its second big public pre-release panel at New York Comic Con today. Ahead of that panel, EuropaCorp has revealed a new official poster and three new stills.

“The Fifth Element” and “Lucy” director Besson tackles the French comic in this feature following Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

The pair embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all over space and time. At the same time, unseen forces are at work placing everyone in the city in great danger. Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu also star in the film which opens July 21st next year.