Some brand new set photos from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have arrived online. Filming on the series kicked off toward the end of October, yet much of what is coming our way remains quite the mystery. We know that Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson will be teaming up to square off against Helmut Zemo once again, which makes for a long-awaited rematch. Now, thanks to these new set photos, we also know that Bucky will be changing up his look quite a bit for his small screen debut.
The set photos aren't official and certainly weren't intended to be released by Marvel/Disney. Yet, with high-profile projects like these, it's hard to keep things totally under wraps. The photos show production has officially started, with Sebastian Stan walking around a city sidewalk. He's decked out head-to-toe in black clothing, complete with a leather jacket. The biggest thing fans will notice, though, is his hair. Bucky has cut off his luscious locks and is now rocking a shorter hairstyle, but he's still got that nice stubble beard going.
In any event, it seems that Bucky is going to have a new look in the show. That makes us wonder what Anthony Mackie's Falcon is going to look like, given that he ended up essentially taking up the mantle of Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame, with Steve Rogers passing him the shield. We've also seen little glimpses of Daniel Bruhl's return as Zemo, who we last caught up with in Captain America: Civil war. The images we've seen tease a more comics-accurate look that has been teased for him as well, complete with his signature, face-covering mask. It would seem that Marvel is trying to do something a little different here, based on what we can stitch together from what little has been revealed.
Derek Kolstad (John Wick) is writing the show, with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who was recently promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Marvel, set to produce the show. Unlike other live-action shows during the Marvel Cinematic Universe era, this will be deeply connected to the movies and will arguably be essential viewing for hardcore fans. Netflix's shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, though well-liked, were hardly essential for anyone who wanted to understand the larger workings of the MCU. But with Disney+, things have changed.
Marvel will have a huge presence on Disney's streaming service in the future. Other live-action shows in the works also include WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel. There's also the animated What If? which will showcase alternate possibilities for characters and stories we're already familiar with. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier does not yet have a release date set, but will debut sometime in fall 2020 on Disney+. Be sure to check out the set photos for yourself. This news comes to us via Just Jared.