Luc Besson is about to make a glorious return to the realm of science fiction. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is set to make its debut in theaters this summer, and everything that we have seen from the film thus far promises a bizarre sci-fi adventure, unlike anything that we have seen since The Fifth Element hit theaters twenty years ago. As if we weren't already excited for the upcoming space-based adventure, a brand new poster has officially debuted online. Check it out below to see all of the great science fiction fantasy for yourself.

If you didn't already know that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was based on a graphic novel of the same name, then that poster should hammer that idea home. It captures the comic book essence of the material, and lays out all of the most vital elements that Luc Besson's upcoming sci-fi epic will put on full display. We see the two central heroes (Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne), ridiculous aliens, outlandish space aliens, and even Rihanna -- who will star in the film as an exotic alien stripper, so you know that you're in for something amazingly ridiculous. The most important aspect of this poster is the fact that it sells the movie without really addressing the whole story, thus ensuring that the film's secrets remain intact.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has become one of the most exciting upcoming films to keep a close eye on. As an apparent passion project for Luc Besson, the visionary director has paid very close attention to detail in order to make sure that he accurately captures the spirit of the original graphic novel. Having said that, Valerian is not a property that most members of the mainstream moviegoing populace are already familiar with, and science fiction is an inherently hard sell when it comes to blockbusters -- at least without a big name like Star Wars or Star Trek attached to it. Given Luc Besson's stellar reputation as an action filmmaker, and the fact that there's a definite amount of enthusiasm present in every shot of this film, our hope remains high that Valerian can lead to a brand new science fiction franchise that will stick around for years to come.

Check out a trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets below to get a better look at Luc Besson's upcoming return to the sci-fi genre.

CinemaBlend will keep you posted with all of the latest and greatest information related to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets as more details become available to us. The film will debut in theaters later this summer July 21, 2017.

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