Enough Teasing, The Social Network Sequel Needs to Happen

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Ten years after its release, The Social Network still remains one of the defining movies of the decade. It captured a very specific moment in our recent history – a time where society was right on the precipice of social media platforms becoming ubiquitous in our lives. The film brilliantly examined social media through a character study of the man who created one of the most popular and infamous platforms, Facebook, and predicted the effects that digital socialization would have on our psyches.

Today, Facebook is still consistently in the news, with heightened scrutiny and criticism over Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s penchant for invasion of privacy and the spread of misinformation. Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter of The Social Network, has been flirting with the idea of penning a sequel for awhile. Now, while on the press tour for his new film The Trial of the Chicago 7, Sorkin has expressed his keen interest in actually developing the film, making the existence of a sequel more of a possibility.

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