Lakeith Stanfield Teases Superhero Role

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Published on September 25, 2018 - Duration: 00:50s

Lakeith Stanfield Teases Superhero Role

Death Note may be working on a sequel behind the scenes at Netflix, but Lakeith Stanfield has other things to do in the meantime.

The up-and-coming actor stirred up some buzz with his portrayal of L in the anime live-action adaptation awhile back, but it seems the actor is channeling a very different person these days.

Over on Instagram, Stanfield posted a short video showing off what appears to be his take on the Joker.

The clip, which can be found below, sees the actor doing various close-ups on his face as a slow song plays overhead.

For fans of the Joker, the tune will be a familiar one.

The song was connected to the DC Comics icon last week when a first-look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker went live.

The actor, who will bring the character to life in a solo movie, debuted his in-character look after director Todd Phillips posted a behind-the-scenes reel.

Now, it looks like Stanfield is giving his take on the baddie’s newest iteration, and he wants everyone to know he did his make-up himself.

Given the actor’s resume, it would be interesting to see how Stanfield would handle a role like the Joker.

He’s appeared in numerous critical darlings like Get Out, Selma, and Sorry to Bother You.

The actor is also a regular on Atlanta as Darius Epps, so he’s got a wide range of roles under his resume.

If he wanted to add the Joker to that list, fans would not be too surprised.

For now, it looks like the Joker belongs to Phoenix and Jared Leto, and Stanfield may be revisiting his Death Note days soon.

Not long ago, a new report confirmed Netflix is working on a Death Note sequel, but no production details have been made public.

If the series follows up from its first film, then Stanfield could easily reprise his role as L, but he’d have to give up the Joker’s makeup to do so.

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