Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier. A man stares off with tears in his eyes.

The Internet Has ‘Uge Feelings About Sebastian Stan Playing Donald Trump

But why?

When news broke that Sebastian Stan will play Donald Trump in a new movie, people took to the internet to share their feelings. Most of them weren’t positive.

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Yes, you read that correctly. Variety reported Sebastian Stan will star as disgraced politician Donald Trump in a new movie called The Student. Some news sources have reported the film is titled The Apprentice, which would connect to Trump’s reality show but also gives it a sinister Sith vibe. Other cast members include Maria Bakalova as Ivana Trump and Jeremy Strong as Roy Cohn.

Variety quotes the logline, saying the movie will be “an exploration of power and ambition set in a world of corruption and deceit. It’s a mentor-protégé story that charts the origins of an American dynasty.”

The movie will focus on a younger Trump in the 1980s when he used his daddy’s money to build a real estate company. He studied under the corrupt tutelage of Roy Cohn. Even though this is before Trump became president and tried to overthrow democracy, it’s still not a person people are excited to see explored on film. Especially when such a talented actor like Stan, who looks NOTHING like Trump, will play a real-life villain who poses a threat to America’s way of life. The internet used memes to describe their shock and dismay at the news.

Seriously, has anyone checked on Sebastian Stan to make sure he’s aware of this and alright with it? Is Stan okay?

I don’t know what it says about the situation if many used Homelander from The Boys for their reactions.

It feels like the entire internet has been lobbying for Stan to play Luke Skywalker in a continuation story of the original Star Wars trilogy. But no, of course, we can’t have nice things.

Oh wait, Sebastian Stan is cast in something? This is surely good news!

My favorite reaction was the Star Wars clip of Obi-Wan yelling, “You were the chosen one!” to Anakin. Stan, you were supposed to destroy the Sith.

Another good point is that Stan playing Trump will lead to some people posting thirsty fancams of Stan in the role. Even if the movie eviscerates Trump, which it probably will, folks will still get hot for Stan, no matter who he is playing.

A few people pointed out how Stan knows how to play gross men well, so he will do a good job with this one. Yes, but at what cost?

Only time will tell if this entire movie, and Stan’s role, will be a toot or a boot.

(featured image: Walt Disney Pictures Studios)

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D.R. Medlen (she/her) is a pop culture staff writer at The Mary Sue. After finishing her BA in History, she finally pursued her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer in 2019. She expertly fangirls over Marvel, Star Wars, and historical fantasy novels (the spicier the better). When she's not writing or reading, she lives that hobbit-core life in California with her spouse, offspring, and animal familiars.