Following Facebook’s recently announced branding as Meta, the official Twitter account for the impending The Matrix Resurrections has mocked the social media giant.
The fourth Matrix film will reintroduce fans to the Matrix, a sci-fi future in which messianic hero Neo (Keanu Reeves) fights against the machines in a fake simulation of the world governed by evil sentient AI. Lana Wachowski, the original filmmaker, returns to the franchise, which she last directed in 2003 with The Matrix Revolutions, the concluding installment of the trilogy.
Original cast members Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Daniel Bernhardt, as well as newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Morpheus, will return to the series alongside Wachowski.
Mocks Facebook’s rebranding
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated yesterday that the social media giant would change its name to Meta in order to bring all of its services under one roof. In addition, Zuckerberg disclosed ideas for the Metaverse, a virtual reality environment that he sees as the internet’s future.
Zuckerberg presented his plans for a shared virtual world where individuals engage with one another online in test animations, blurring the barrier between social media and reality. The term “metaverse” derives from the 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash, and Zuckerberg hopes that the concept will become common within a decade.
The Matrix Resurrections poked fun at the news in a new Tweet parodying their own theatrical poster. Fans have adopted the Matrix movies’ iconic red and blue pills as a symbol of choosing oppression or anarchy in the face of evil control, and the film has reposted its recent promo poster featuring the iconic red and blue pills, which have been adopted by fans as a symbol of choosing oppression or anarchy in the face of evil control. The film’s tagline “The Choice Is Yours” was featured on the original poster, but the new parody version adds “Now, based on real events” alongside the hashtag “#Meta,” a direct reference to the recent Facebook news.
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The post makes a direct reference to Facebook’s strange new plans. In recent years, the corporation has come under fire for its alleged lack of online safety and tolerance for hate speech.
The piece about the Matrix Resurrections highlights real-world concerns about AI domination, privacy invasion, and simulation. Many fans of the original Matrix film trilogy debated if life as we know it could be a machine-based simulation, and the latest news has further fuelled the discussion.