Take a Photographic Journey to 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

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Get a look at 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' in our photo gallery for the movie that includes some exclusive images.

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Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne star as Valerian and Laureline in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets from director Luc Besson.

Plot Outline: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Dane DeHaan as Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline

Valerian's Origins The movie is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. Luc Besson discovered the comics as a youth and has declared that Laureline was his first-ever crush.

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Dane DeHaan as Valerian

A classic hero, kind-hearted, strong, and brave, Major Valerian has a sixth sense for tactics and is an extraordinary warrior. He makes a huge effort to follow his superiors' orders to the letter and is determined to go as high and far as he can in his military career.

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Ola Rapace and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Cara Delevingne as Laureline

With superior intelligence, determination, and independence, Laureline has been Major Valerian's partner for 2 years. She undertook her first real assignments in the field with him, and they have a 100% success rate. Together, they form one of the most prominent partnerships in the human army.

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Dane DeHaan in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Dane DeHaan as Valerian

Did You Know? Principal photography on the film began on 5 January 2016 in the Cité du cinéma, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

A scene from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Trivia: In total, there are 2,734 visual effect shots in the movie.

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Dane DeHaan in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Dane DeHaan as Valerian

Trivia: Besson created a 600-page creative bible that addresses all aspects of the world of Valerian and includes information on the more than 100 alien races in the film.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

The City of Alpha

The breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha is an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time, uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of their citizens.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Life at the Big Market

Big Market is the largest commerce center both on Alpha and in the universe. With over one million stores, the market is a massive tourist attraction which exists in alternate dimension.

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A thousand alien civilizations, one incredible city. Meet the Pearls, our exclusive #Valerian #AlienOfTheWeek

The Pearls

A peaceful, holistic race of people who live in harmony with the elements. Pearls are fishermen who give back to their planet as much as they take from it.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

The Bromosaur

Bromosaurs are enormous creatures that graze on the seabed of their native planet, Blaafarn. With short legs and mammoth jaws, they can survive for extended periods in suitable conditions.

Their respiratory system filters water and expels it in purified form from an orifice on top of their heads. This process attracts the Mylea jellyfish, which clamp onto bromosaurs because they need purified water to survive. In return, the jellyfish, which can read minds, enable Bromosaurs to communicate as if they are logged into a massive computer network. The two species have lived in complete harmony for centuries.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

The Omelite

Omelets are scrawny individuals with outsized heads and long, dangling arms. The surface of their native planet, Of'Posco, is permanently buffeted by photons and covered by unstable electromagnetic fields, so the atmosphere is rich in electricity and so-called "transmitter waves," whose closest but still distant equivalent on Earth would be wifi.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

The Azin Mö

The Azin Mö from planet Nojima are intergalactically famous for their extraordinary cellular materialization abilities. In other words, they can produce any organic cell and so have the gift of spontaneous regeneration.

The Azin Mö are Alpha's official doctors, heading up every field of medicine. Their skills and peaceable nature make them one of the most popular species on the city of a thousand planets.

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John Goodman in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Igon Siruss

Igon Siruss is Kodhar'Khan, born in 2690 on Karkos, a small, inhospitable moon orbiting Kirian in Dimension 2.

Igon is already the most-feared pirate in the galaxy, and the humans' most wanted criminal when he comes face to face with Valerian and Laureline.

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Rihanna in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Rihanna as Bubble

Little has been revealed about Bubble, a shapeshifting entertainer who is portrayed by Rihanna in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, though Luc Besson did reveal that Ri's character will actually have several personas.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

The Doghan Daguis

These aliens always travel in groups of three. Their ancestry shows this tactic was purely a self-defense mechanism to help spot trouble before it spotted them.

Over time, this strategy seeped into the species' genes and Doghan Daguis now come into the world as triplets whose brains are connected and thoughts are shared.

Speaking 1200 extraterrestrial languages and over 500 computer languages, all three must be present for their verbal communication to make sense.

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The Kortan Dahuk

The first extraterrestrial race to dock with the Alpha Space Station in the year 2135, the Kortan Dahuk hail from the planet of Kasônar, 5,000 light-years from Earth. Organized by the quest for harmony and beauty, they are a well-traveled race with great experience and interaction with other species.

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K-Tron Warrior

K-Trons are combat warriors commissioned by Alpha's Council of Elders. They serve as the police force on the City of a Thousand Planets. With concentrated cobalty armor, they are practically indestructible.

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Dane DeHaan in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Dane DeHaan as Valerian

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Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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From left to right: Dane DeHaan, director Luc Besson and Cara Delevingne