Just about every second of this last Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets trailer is giffable, so if the storytelling holds up, we’re in for the greatest treat since Luc Besson’s Fifth Element (still great) … I really hope the narrative holds up. Based on Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières’s graphic novel, Valérian and Laureline, which follows the special operatives and titular characters on a mission to save planet Alpha from a dark force, Besson’s take stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen as their commander, Rihanna as a shapeshifter, Ethan Hawke as a pimp, and Rutger Hauer — in a thus far secret role.
It’s got all the proper moving parts; all we can do now is ready our helmets,
gif it out, and wait for July 21st. Here’s the final tease:
Look at these shots! Breathtaking …
Jar Jar’s dad, is that you?
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets also stars John Goodman (voice), Kris Wu, Sam Spruell, Herbie Hancock, Alain Chabat, Mathieu Kassovitz and Jonas Bloquet; it rockets
into theaters this July.