The Social Network 2 Actually In Talks, David Fincher Reveals

By Britta DeVore | Published

Fans of David Fincher’s Netflix series, Mindhunter may still be dealing with the devastating news that the thriller series will likely never return to the streamer but, according to the man himself, during an interview with The Guardian, there is a chance that The Social Network 2 may go into production. But, it’s still a long shot. During his chat with the publication, Fincher said, “Aaron [Sorkin] and I have talked about it, but, um … that’s a can of worms.”

David Fincher And Aaron Sorkin Have Discusses Making The Social Network 2

While this isn’t necessarily the update on The Social Network 2 that we were hoping for, it still means that the possibility for a sequel is out there. And, as we know from past conversations with Aaron Sorkin, who penned the screenplay alongside David Fincher, he would be totally open to the idea. Leaving audiences with a bit of positivity, Fincher concluded his interview by saying, “I never know where I’m headed. And I like being lost.”

What Could The Storyline Regarding Facebook Deal With This Time Around?

Leaving us with a heap of questions, (like what does Fincher mean by “can of worms”?) the sheer fact that the pair has talked about reuniting the dream team for the next chapter of the story in The Social Network 2 should give fans some hope. Perhaps Sorkin and Fincher are torn on the story they’d tell should they begin writing the next piece of Mark Zuckerberg’s life story.

Sure, there’s been plenty of drama surrounding Facebook but could anything truly keep up with the company’s rough and choppy founding years?

Would Elon Musk Appear In The Sequel?

Since the boom of social media has only continued to expand, it could be interesting for The Social Network 2 to dive into how the company has handled competitors like TikTok. There’s also plenty of story to be told with the legal battle involving Cambridge Analytica, although finding a way to keep audiences engaged through that story may be a stretch even for a duo as talented as Fincher and Sorkin. One thing we’d love to see is the ongoing feud between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg – possibly even a dramatized version of the rivals’ impending cage match. 

Jesse Eisenberg Gave A Stellar Performance In The Social Network

For those who have never seen it or may not remember, The Social Network was a 2010 film directed by David Fincher that followed the beginnings of Facebook and all the blood, sweat, tears, and broken relationships that came with it.

Jesse Eisenberg starred as Mark Zuckerberg with an ensemble cast that included Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Dakota Johnson, and Armie Hammer. The film was a massive success both at the box office and in the award circuit, where it was honored with a whopping eight nominations at that year’s Academy Award festivities, making it a no surprise as to why audiences are hoping for The Social Network 2.

David Fincher’s The Killer Is Debuting On Netflix

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Beyond his possible involvement in The Social Network 2, David Fincher, who is known for his directorial vision behind classic films including Fight Club, Seven, Zodiac, and Gone Girl, will soon release his latest project. Currently celebrating a limited theatrical release, his new crime thriller, The Killer arrives on Netflix on November 10. Starring Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, and Arliss Howard, the feature follows an assassin who becomes the most wanted man in the world. 

Although he’s keeping it tight-lipped when it comes to his next project, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any updates from David Fincher or otherwise when it comes to The Social Network 2.