Aaron Sorkin Thinks It's Time for 'The Social Network' Sequel

The Oscar-winning writer says producer Scott Rudin is also eager for a part two.

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Eisenberg and Sorkin

It's been nine years since the release of The Social Network, the Oscar-winning movie that explored the events surrounding Facebook's creation and rise. Now it's no secret that a lot has happened to the company since the film's theatrical debut, which is why Aaron Sorkin is convinced a sequel needs to happen.

"First of all, I know a lot more about Facebook in 2005 than I do in 2018—but, I know enough to know that there should be a sequel," he said in a recent interview with the Associated Press

Sorkin went on to say The Social Network producer Scott Rudin has repeatedly contacted him about a possible follow-up. The writer, who nabbed a 2011 Oscar for the movie (Best Adapted Screenplay), acknowledged that the Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg saga has become increasingly dramatic and that the most recent developments would make for an interesting movie.

"I've gotten more than one email from him with an article attached saying, 'Isn’t it time for a sequel?''' Sorkin said. "A lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends with settling the lawsuit from the Winklevoss twins and Eduardo Saverin."

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It's hard to disagree with Sorkin. Over the last several years, Facebook and Zuckerberg have endured some high-profile controversies, including its alleged role in spreading fake news, multiple data breaches, and inflating its video metrics—all of which have resulted in lost profits and users.

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