When it comes the time to assemble my list of the best movies this decade, which I have already started to do, David Fincher's “The Social Network” will surely be on the shortlist of films deemed worthy of that honor.
The film told the story of the early days of Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg, it ended with Zuckerberg being scolded by Rashida Jones' lawyer and, ironically, friendless, despite inventing a cyber world built upon the idea of "friendship."
Recently, Zuckerberg has been indebted in a sea of controversy concerning his actions as CEO of Facebook. Evidence has been uncovered that Zuckerberg sold people’s personal data, letting advertisers target you based on your interests. Sharing users’ private info (like messages, passwords etc.) to third parties was, of course, a complete breach of protecting people’s information. Sadly, the even worse culprit here was Cambridge Analytica which hurt Facebook’s interests more than anyone else. Allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest user data was a mistake by Facebook, but the intent by Zuckerberg to hire them was not innocent. A relevant analogy would be an instance where one doesn’t break into a home for burglary, but doesn’t mind giving away the door key to a potential miscreant. That’s what Zuckerberg did.
With all that being said, Speaking to the AP, Sorkin thinks the idea of a sequel is a no-brainer.
“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,” said Sorkin,
He continued, “A lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends with settling the lawsuit from the Winklevoss Twins and Eduardo Saverin…I’ve gotten more than one email from [producer Scott Rudin] with an article attached saying, ‘Isn’t it time for a sequel?’”
Fincher has been very busy with the second season of “Mindhunter” and a sequel to “World War Z,” but, once the dust settles and we have more knowledge of the extent of Zuckerberg's misdeeds, I don't see why a sequel wouldn't happen.