A Norse God. A flying billionaire in an iron suit. A man frozen in time. A giant green rage monster. These are just a few of the characters that Marvel has somehow made relatable throughout its films. But now, in their quest to bring that same magic to TV, ABC will attempt to get the fanboys, fangirls and the uninitiated to tune in for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
What are Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s chances on Tuesday nights?
On the TV show, which airs Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) assembles a select group of agents to form the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. — Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division — which investigates strange and unknown occurrences around the globe. The team includes Agents Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), scientists Fitz (Ian De Caestrecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), as well as hacker-anarchist Skye (Chloe Bennet), who adamantly works against the S.H.I.E.L.D. team until she discovers their true nature.
So how will the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. be approachable for both diehard comic book fans and new viewers alike?
Angelina Jolie has topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. The magazine estimates that she earned $33 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Jolie has not appeared in a live-action film since 2010's The Tourist, but will return to the big screen as the title character in Disney's Sleeping Beauty adaptation Maleficent next summer.
Which actor makes the most in Hollywood?
Forbes has released its list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. And Robert Downey Jr. has topped the list for 2013 thanks to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers.
Who's the highest-paid actress on TV?
Channing Tatum, who...
The Great Gatsby had a strong opening with $51.1 million at the box office this weekend, but still fell behind Iron Man 3, which claimed the top spot for the second week in a row. The superhero vehicle starring Robert Downey Jr. earned $72.5 million, the fourth-highest second weekend earnings ever (behind The Avengers, Avatar and The Dark Knight), according to Box Office Mojo.
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Elementary. Read at your own risk!]
Irene Adler is alive!
That's the bomb Elementary dropped on both Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and the audience Thursday after a mysterious man claiming to be Moriarty led Holmes straight to his one and only love. Sherlock had long believed Irene (Natalie Dormer) to be dead after discovering a healthy amount of her blood in London. But she is, in fact, alive, having been held captive for the last 18 months. This, of course, raises the question: Why now? With Sherlock hot on Moriarty's trail, how will Irene fit into all of this? TVGuide.com turned to Dormer to get the scoop on Irene's return. Plus: Check out an exclusive sneak peek of the extended season finale promo below!
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