Over the Summer, the sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was released in theaters. It’s based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline. It was directed by Luc Besson, whose previous works include The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy. In the film, Valerian (Dane DeHann) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives instructed to head to Alpha, a massive city in space that peacefully houses thousands of species from all over the universe. Their mission shifts as a dark force rises up that threatens the City of a Thousand Planets, as well as the universe itself. When released in theaters, the film landed with a thud, as audiences in North America showed little to no interest in the film. Overseas, the film fared far better, raking in over $182 Million.
In December of last year, NECA announced plans to create figures based on the film. They were fully revealed just prior to the films release in July. Thanks to NECA, we have an advanced look at the figures. After the jump, find my thoughts as well as my photo shoot for the figures.