With TV shows like Game Of Thrones and
The Walking Dead dominating the Hall H schedule on the Friday, and the big Marvel/DC movies gobbling up the Saturday, Thursday at Comic-Con was a strangely subdued affair – who’d have thought Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic would be Comic-Con fodder?
The good news, however, was that it meant there was room for Luc Besson to bring along footage from Valerian And The City Of A
Thousand Planets, plus stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. An adaptation of a French comic, it’s reportedly the biggest European movie ever made. A good job, then, that James Cameron has offered him support – even if the Frenchman accepts his movie won’t rival
Avatar at the box office. “It’s like running with Usain Bolt,” Besson said. “He is going to win, but you’re going to be scared of me.”
They’re off to a thousand planets, you know.