Zuckerberg’s Prospective Social Networking Sequel Is Hinted to by David Fincher: That “Can of Worm” Could Be It


The author of “The Psychosocial Network,” Aaron Sorkin, proposed in 2021 the the tale of Facebook in the last few years “is a tale absolutely worth telling.”

It appears that David Fincher is undecided about producing a The Social Network sequel.

The 61-year-old Fincher recently answered questions about his 2010 Oscar Award-winning film on the creation and early days of Facebook in an interview with The Guardian. He also discussed his career and new film, The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender.

When asked about the possibility of a follow-up, Fincher said to the source, “Aaron [Sorkin, the screenwriter for The Social Network] and I have talked about it, but, um… that’s a can of worms.”

In the 2011 Academy Awards, The Social Network, which won Most Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score, starred Jesse Eisenberg in his breakthrough performance as 39-year-old Facebook founder Zuckeberg. In addition to Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, Armie Hammer played twins Tyler and Cam Winklevoss, who had alleged that Mark Zuckerberg had stolen their idea for the social media website. Andrew Garfield played Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of the company.

Facebook’s parent firm Meta also controls Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp, demonstrating the platform’s ongoing influence in contemporary culture. Furthermore, the film from 2010 ranked well on several lists in 2019 honoring the finest films from that decade.

In 2021, screenwriter Sorkin—who has recently started directing his own films as well—said to The Hollywood Reporter that he was interested in working with Fincher once more.

It’s incredible since I spoke with someone this morning on the phone on precisely that topic. Have we truly not made any progress since I said that?” When questioned at the time about working with Hitchcock on a movie that once again focused on Facebook, Sorkin, then sixty-two, said. What advancements have been made? To answer your question, no, I still want to collaborate with exceptional filmmakers, and Fincher would undoubtedly be at the top of my list.”

He clarified, “I don’t want for making news here,” at the moment. To the best of my knowledge, there is a method to portray the tale of what has been happening with Facebook over the past few years as a sequel to The Social Network.

Fassbender, 46, plays a murderer whose mission goes awry in Fincher’s latest film. His second consecutive project with Netflix is The Killer; the streaming service previously published his 2020 film Mank.
In response to a question about whether The Killer, which is based on a comic book series, could become a franchise, the director told The Guardian, “One would think.” “I’ve given up attempting to gauge what people desire.”

Regarding any prospective upcoming endeavors, he continued, “I never know where I’m headed.” “And I enjoy getting lost.”

In September, The Killer had a worldwide release at the Venice Film Festival. This coming weekend, it hits a few cinemas, then on November 10, Netflix starts streaming it.


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