A new promo image has turned up on various retailers’ websites featuring both Sam and Bucky. It’s not a huge picture and it only shows our two heroes from the shoulders up, but that’s enough for our hair-obsessed purposes.
To get it out of the way, Sam Wilson looks like Sam Wilson. There’s nothing about his grey and red costume that suggests a big push towards him being the next Captain America just yet. He’s definitely wearing goggles, though, so we know the Falcon will be in flight.
Let’s talk about Bucky Barnes, though. The sad news first: those long, silky locks are no more. Clearly, along with Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), that perfect hair was one of the few things that stayed gone after Avengers: Infinity War. On the plus side, Bucky seems to have the modern equivalent of the hair he used to have back in the old Marvel Phase 1 days. In other words, it is probably safe to say that Bucky is about to find a whole new way to be there for Sam until the end of the line.
We’ve still got a little while to wait on more concrete details, since The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s filming was shut down in mid 2020. However, filming is presently back up and running in Atlanta as of this writing, so we should be seeing more (including more of Bucky’s hair) soon.