One of the things that I like about ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ (other than the fact that it means we are getting a new space epic from Luc Besson), is that I’ve got a rare ability to go in blind on this one. I’ve never read the original source material. I plan to read it after I see the film, but for now I’m content to be introduced, almost blindly, to a new universe that looks vibrant, exciting, and filled with adventure.

While we’ve gotten a chance to see most of the film’s players in the trailers, today we are getting a good look at the main movers in the plot via their new character posters.

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.