David Ayer Reveals the Original Big Bad in Suicide Squad

It’s no secret David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was put through the studio wringer before it even began filming and in his latest social media revelation regarding his original cut, the 52-year-old writer/director revealed that the original big final boss fight in the film was set to be a parademon before Warner Bros. nixed the idea.

There was supposed to be a parademon boss fight – that got killed in prep so it was a boss fight with Incubus https://t.co/kWxbxgZR5o

— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) July 1, 2020

Ayer previously confirmed that parademons were set to be in the film and had a drastically different look in comparison to the ones that made their big-screen debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his follow-up Justice League , but this new revelation confirms that Incubus, who had bizarrely little screen time for the “final big bad” in the theatrical cut, was never intended to be such.

The ball is firmly in Warner Bros. court on this one. It certainly bodes well that Ayer doesn’t seem to harbor any ill will toward the studio, nor with Gunn and vice versa. Ayer has also said that there’s a lot more footage of Jared Leto’s Joker nestled somewhere in the WB archives. Regardless, there’s the matter of what kind of resources the studio is willing to give Ayer to realize his true vision of the film. Warner Bros. is reportedly giving Snyder an estimated $20-30 million to properly finish his Justice League cut, but with Ayer recently confirming he wouldn’t need anywhere close to that to finish his version, many are questioning why not just allow him to go for it.

Would you like to see a proper director’s cut of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad down the line?

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Tubi Acquires Streaming Rights to The Joy of Painting

For those looking for a more heartwarming form of entertainment, they may want to look into subscribing to Fox-owned streaming service Tubi as they have acquired the streaming rights to the fan-favorite art series The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, according to Deadline.

In a new streaming deal with Cinedigm, the production company’s Docurama Channel on Tubi will feature 30 of the series’ 31 seasons by the end of the month, totaling nearly 400 episodes for audiences to stream, with only the first season currently absent. All seasons of the beloved series are currently available on YouTube, with Hulu and Amazon also having select seasons available for subscription streaming, and Cinedigm even created a whole streaming channel centered on the late host that first launched on Samsung smart-TVs earlier this year.

“ The Joy of Painting has never been more popular, as evidenced by the ever-growing following and tremendous view count that Ross has garnered on social media platforms ,” Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement. “ We are thrilled to be working with Tubi to introduce new audiences to this iconic program .”

First launched in 1983, the series saw Ross and partners Annette and Walt Kowalski debut the series on public access television and run through 1984, featuring the simple setup of Ross taking viewers through the process of painting landscape scenes in a single locked-off shot and describing his color choices and brush strokes in a soothing and encouraging tone. It has garnered a large cult following in recent years as audiences have looked for more comforting programming.

Tubi has also announced an exclusive agreement with Foxtel, which will handle Australian sales of the service through 2022, seeing the streaming platform now operating in Australia, Mexico, the UK and Canada alongside the US.

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June 30 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s June 30 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!

Force of Nature
In this thunderous action-thriller, Mel Gibson, Emile Hirsch, and Kate Bosworth join forces to battle a deadly gang of thieves as a brutal hurricane engulfs the city.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
Glamorous lady detective Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) returns in a cinematic sequel to the wildly popular TV series. In 1929 Jerusalem, Phryne’s rescue of a young Bedouin girl leads her on a globe-trotting adventure to uncover priceless treasures, wartime secrets, and an ancient tomb bearing a terrible curse, with the help of handsome detective Jack Robinson (Nathan Page).

Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash
In 1977 a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd to a concert runs out of gas mid-air, crashing into a swamp, leaving one of the survivors to seek help from a nearby farm. Decades later, the question still begs – what really happened?

The Etruscan Smile
A rugged old Scotsman reluctantly leaves his isolated island for San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, his life will be unexpectedly transformed by a baby grandson and a beautiful woman.

Four Kids and It
In this star-studded family adventure, based on the best selling children’s book, four kids discover a magical creature that grants their wishes-but they face danger when each wish ends right at sunset.

A physician, alchemist, and spiritual guru, Paracelsus (1493-1541) was one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of science. And, like its subject, this 1943 film is shrouded in mystery, even though it was directed by one of the supreme stylists of the German cinema: G.W. Pabst.

Braveheart (4K Steelbook)
William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.

Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto
One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there s no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto s diverse filmography, including his most recent offering his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere.

Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
New 2K and 4K digital restorations from original 35mm nitrate, Laurel and Hardy’s classic comedies are here in the best quality since their first release! Two features and 17 shorts, including the legendary pie-fight silent film The Battle of the Century, making its video debut and nearly complete for the first time in over 90 years!

The Mad Fox
Amidst a mythically-depicted medieval Japan, a court astrologer foretells a great disturbance that threatens to split the realm in two. His bitter and treacherous wife conspires to have the astrologer killed, as well as their adopted daughter, Sakaki. The astrologer s master apprentice, Yasuna, who was in love with Sakaki, is driven mad with grief and escapes to the countryside. There, he encounters Sakaki’s long-lost twin, Kuzunoha, and the pair meet a pack of ancient fox spirits in the woods, whose presence may be the key to restoring Yasuna’s sanity, and in turn bringing peace to the fracturing nation.

America as Seen by a Frenchman
At the end of the 1950s, celebrated French documentarian François Reichenbach (F for Fake, Portrait: Orson Welles), whose lens captured the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Johnny Hallyday, spent eighteen months traveling the United States, documenting its diverse regions, their inhabitants and their pastimes.

Dream Demon
As her marriage to war hero Oliver draws near, Diana moves into her new London home where she starts to experience strange and terrifying nightmares.

Irresistible (Premium VOD)
From writer/director Jon Stewart comes the comedy of a Democrat political consultant (Steve Carell) who helps a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town.

Viena and the Fantomes
A young roadie who’s on a journey of self-discovery and shocking survival travels across America with a punk band during the 1980s.

Evil: Season One (DVD) (exclusive deleted scene)
Evil is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion.

Traditional Wild America: Duck Hunting On The Santee Delta (DVD)
Traditional Wild America’s first film takes duck hunters and outdoor adventure enthusiasts to the blind to be among revered sportsmen.

DC Universe Stargirl Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: Shiv Part One

In the seventh episode of DC Universe’s Stargirl , as Pat teaches Courtney, Yolanda, Beth, and Rick the importance of teamwork, the ISA converge to figure out who is trying to take them down.

The episode begins with our JSA getting ready for the day — Courtney saying good morning to the Cosmic Staff, Rick carving an hourglass symbol onto the tree his parents crashed into, Yolanda working out with the punching bag, and Beth singing and dancing with her goggles/Chuck while she brushes her teeth. After Mike gets home from his paper route, Courtney and Pat have to use Pat supposedly teaching Courtney how to drive to cover-up the fact that they’re actually talking about Pat training his stepdaughter and the newly appointed JSA team.

At the hospital, Henry and a very insincere Cindy visit Henry’s father, who is still in a coma. While Henry talks about wanting to will his father awake, Cindy offers to help him plan Homecoming, but Henry doesn’t care about the dance. At school, the JSA crew are enjoying their newfound friendship until Cindy literally runs into them and Courtney questions why the mean girl is, well, so mean. Beth shares that Cindy’s mom died a few years ago and her dad got remarried, but Rick says that’s no excuse, Cindy is just awful.

At American Dream, Jordan asks Barbara to accompany him to close a sale on a sewing machine factory in Oakville that is available for interested buyers, saying they would only be gone for a day. Back at school, Cindy gets into a fight with her friend, is rude to the mysterious Justin the janitor (who owns an enchanted sword), and continues being awful to everyone around her.

During lab, Courtney finds herself stuck with Cindy as a partner. In another part of the school, Henry suddenly starts to hear the thoughts of the other students in his classroom during a test. Henry takes advantage of his growing abilities and uses his telepathy to cheat on the test. Back in their own class, Courtney is surprised Cindy is able to mess with dangerous chemicals without reading the instructions. Cindy said that she grew up mixing chemicals thanks to her dad being a chemist and how they did science experiments for fun. As the two sort of bond, Cindy offers to hang out on Saturday night and Courtney is open to the idea.

When Cindy gets home, she treats her stepmother terribly, including knocking a plate of food from her hands. Cindy’s stepmother is clearly scared of the teen, who says her mom is “disobeying” her. After typing in a security code, Cindy makes her way into the tunnels below their house, leading her to the Injustice Society’s headquarters.

At Pit Stop, Pat’s shop, the group meets up to begin learning about how to use their powers as a team. Pat has set up an obstacle course to help the kids learn more about their enemies and how to fight them. Meanwhile, Cindy listens in on a meeting between the ISA, who are discussing who the JSA are and if they should recruit their own children to the cause. Cindy overhears the codename Stargirl before being dragged away from her eavesdropping.

Pat goes over the ISA with Courtney and the others, introducing them to Icicle, Sportsmaster and his partner Tigress, the Gambler, the Fiddler, and Solomon Grundy before his schooling is interrupted by Courtney, who wants Pat to speed up the training process. Pat argues that if they’re not properly trained they’re going to get hurt. Courtney decides to show off her fighting skills by taking down all of the fake ISA “dummies” Pat set up for training, but the others get mad at her for showing off and not allowing them to practice since this is new to them. Pat says they’ll pick it back up tomorrow.

Elsewhere, Cindy confronts her father, Dr. Ito, saying she wants to be part of the ISA and kills one of his drones to prove her readiness. He tells her that she’s learned nothing from her mother’s death, and Cindy says that she was young and that was a mistake. Cindy spots a staff on the wall, which is ripped out of her hands by Ito when she ignores his demands not to touch it. Cindy then tells her dad she is bored with Henry, who she is apparently only dating to keep an eye on for Ito. Dr. Ito says that if Brainwave never wakes up, they’ll need Henry’s telepathic abilities for Ito’s machine, so Cindy can’t dump him yet because she needs to keep watch. Cindy doesn’t think Henry has his father’s powers.

Cindy demands to know who Stargirl is and about the Justice Society, wanting a seat at the table. Dr. Ito says she’s not ready, and to stop taking this out on her stepmother as she took a long time to prepare (in the same way he made his drones). Cindy leaves after her father calls her his greatest experiment.

At their home, Jordan and his son Cameron talk about Homecoming. Cameron has someone he wants to ask out but needs advice. Jordan talks about meeting Cameron’s mom and how they ended up together. Jordan tells his son he was put on this earth to find love and to not let anything stop him from trying.

While Barbara goes out of town for the night, Pat takes Courtney and Mike to the Homecoming game. When Pat briefly leaves to grab them some food as the football game commences, Mike vents some buried frustrations towards Courtney, calling Pat his father, not hers. Mike mentions how Courtney and Pat hang out all the time, and asks, “Do you see me with Barbara 24/7 because I don’t have a mother? No, you don’t. ‘Cause I deal with it.” Mike then says that he and Pat have been through a lot, more than Courtney knows, before stomping away.

Cameron sits down next to Courtney and asks her out to the Homecoming dance. Courtney really wants to go to the dance and decides she’ll talk to Cindy about hanging out another time. When Courtney tries to ask Cindy about hanging out on another day since Cameron asked her to the dance, Cindy gets pissed and tells her to forget it, forever.

At the concessions, Lawrence approaches Pat about his diet as Courtney decides to follow Principal Bowin into the school, determined to prove that she’s the new Fiddler. When Pat returns, he finds only Mike and wonders where Courtney is. Back inside, Courtney grabs her Cosmic Staff and gears up. Using the staff, she opens the secret passageway Bowin used and follows the long path through the underground tunnels, tracking Bowin.

Elsewhere in the tunnels, Cindy searches for her dad, upset he is never there when she needs him. She then notices that Stargirl has infiltrated the ISA base and steals one of Dr. Ito’s outfits, taking a step closer to becoming the villain Shiv. Without covering up her face, Cindy goes after Stargirl and the two fight it out in the school. At one point during the fight, Courtney discovers that Cindy has the ability to heal rather quickly.

After Cindy overwhelms Stargirl and is about to finish Courtney off, Justin the janitor steps in with his sword, stopping her and knocking her down. As Courtney passes out, she hears Justin say, “Until death, it is all life.” The Cosmic Staff finds Pat and leads him back to Courtney, who finds her in the gym right after Cindy has fled the scene. Justin watches from afar, recognizing Pat as Stripesy.

What did you think of the new episode of Stargirl ?