Next week's San Diego Comic Con is being pitched as a battle between the geeks and the girls -- at least on Thursday, when a panel for The Twilight Saga: New Moon is expected to draw thousands of teen girls, while a panel for James Cameron's Avatar is expected to draw thousands of geeks of all ages. I'll be watching from afar. In the meantime, new images have been released to whet your appetite.
The Los Angeles Times reports from the New Moon set in Vancouver, Canada, describing green screen moments and heartthrob murmurings, courtesy of Robert Pattinson. Of course, he's not in the pic, which shows Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) sharing an intimate moment in a car. (Jacob, you sly devil! Make your move, dude!) The money quote comes from director Chris Weitz in regard to visual effects: "That's not my thing." Weitz will be at Comic Con to show new footage from the film -- an action sequence and a love scene.
Entertainment Weekly has sneak previews of 17 movies and TV shows that will be highlighted during Comic Con, including Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2, Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, plus pics from Ruben Fleischer's Zombieland, Roland Emmerich's 2012, Shane Acker's 9, Christian Alvart's Pandorum, Park Chan-wook's Thirst, Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, Nicholas Jasenovec's Paper Heart, and the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Check the gallery below for a taste, then hit EW for a complete set of images.
Update: EW has also released the first image of Jake Gyllenhaal in Disney's Prince of Persia. Check that out below as well.