Oh, Prince Eric. If you ask most people, they'll tell you he's their favorite Disney prince. I think he's definitely the prettiest — but he's also dumber than a box of rocks. Eric's been a wide point of discussion as of late thanks to Disney's upcoming live-action production of The Little Mermaid.
A few casting choices for the remake have just been made. Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks to play Ursula, and it ruffled a lot of feathers. It's also been confirmed that Halle Bailey will take on the iconic role of Ariel. All this casting talk has Twitter sharing their personal wishes for the rest of the castings, including Prince Eric.
And they've totally nailed his casting with a beloved Marvel actor.
This is Sebastian Stan, whom you definitely know as The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Stan first appeared in the MCU as Steve Rogers' lifelong best friend in Captain America: The First Avenger. He then returns to the franchise as the brainwashed, back-from-the-dead villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He also makes brief yet important appearances in Captain America: Civil War and the final two installments of the Avengers franchise, Infinity War and Endgame.
For those of you who haven't internet-stalked him (definitely NOT me), this is what Stan looks like when he's not donning his super-soldier wig and scruff.
I know — he's kind of sort of completely gorgeous. Added bonus: He's really sweet, bashful, and charming too! The whole package, really. Can you tell I like this guy? I like this guy.
Anyway, the internet has taken note that Stan has many of the same physical and emotional qualities as that of a particular Disney prince, one who's about to get his own real-life rendition.
So come on, Disney. Hop to it!
The production company has already confirmed castings for Ariel, Flounder, and Scuttle — surely the announcement for Eric is mere days if not moments away. Give the people what they want, Disney, nay, what they DESERVE. #SebastianForEric!!!