The Social Network sequel should happen, says Aaron Sorkin

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From Digital Spy

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has proposed a sequel to The Social Network.

The Social Network centred on the birth of Facebook and how the relationship between co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin transformed as the site's popularity went global.

A pair of Olympian siblings – the Winklevoss twins – also accused Zuckerberg of stealing the idea of Facebook from them, setting up an intense courtroom tug of war.

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Now, discussing the notion of a potential follow-up, Sorkin told AP Entertainment: "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.

"A lot of very interesting dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends, with settling the lawsuit from the Winklevoss twins and Eduardo Saverin," he explained. "And Scott [Rudin] who produced The Social Network... I've gotten more than one email from him with an article attached saying 'Isn't it time for a sequel?"

Bringing back the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Armie Hammer for a sequel would certainly be a monumental task. Recapturing the original movie's unique atmosphere could even be considered impossible, but still, this idea is a fascinating and unforeseen one.

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Although Zuckerberg played a key part in The Social Network's production, he's shared several reservations about the final product since its release.

"I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about that movie in a while," he said in 2014. "I kind of blocked that one out. I think the reality is that writing code and then building a product and building a company is not a glamorous enough thing to make a movie about, so you can imagine that a lot of this stuff they had to embellish or make up.

"They went out of their way in the movie to try to get some interesting details correct like the design of the office, but on the overarching plot they just kind of made up a bunch of stuff that I found kind of hurtful.

"There were pretty glaring things that were just made up about the movie that made it pretty hard to take seriously."

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