New ‘Death Note’ Poster Focuses On Lakeith Stanfield’s L

A new poster for Netflix's Death Note adaptation gives us a closer look at Lakeith Stanfield's heroic antagonist, the detective known as L.

Death Note L
As Netflix’s Death Note nears its addition to the streaming service, the company is ramping up the promotional campaign for the movie with a new character poster focusing on the movie’s heroic antagonist, the detective known only as L.

Netflix shared the poster with Entertainment Weekly. As seen below, it has more than a few similarities aesthetic-wise to the Ryuk poster that dropped a while ago:

Death Note L

The way L is presented in Netflix’s version (specifically, wearing attire more comparable to a masked vigilante) is considerably different from his anime/manga counterpart, which isn’t unexpected considering that the trailers make it appear as though L operates more in the open and lacks some of the quirky aspects of the original character. But ultimately, it appears as though his actual role in the story remains true to the character, which is what matters in the end.

Death Note will leave its mark on August 25, 2017 exclusively through the Netflix streaming service. Its cast includes Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, Keith Stanfield as L, Paul Nakauchi as Watari, Shea Whigham as James Turner, and Willem Dafoe as the voice of Ryuk. Masi Oka will also appear in an unspecified role.

Source: Entertainment Weekly