Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets director Luc Besson has revealed that there are 2,734 vfx shots in the film, with only 100 not containing visual effects.
Besson’s note on Twitter coincided with the release of the film’s teaser trailer, which clearly demonstrates how integral vfx and animation are to the film:
Valerian is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. The principal vfx vendors include Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, and Rodeo FX. The film is heavy on digital environments and creatures.