Matrix Resurrections Mocks Facebook’s Rebranding

Following Facebook’s recently announced branding as Meta, the official Twitter account for the impending The Matrix Resurrections has ridiculed the social media giant. The fourth Matrix film will reintroduce fans to the Matrix, a sci-fi future in which messianic hero Neo fights against the machines in a phoney 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 instalment of the trilogy. Original cast members Keanu Reeves, Carrie Fisher, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Daniel Bernhardt, as well as newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) as Morpheus, will return to the series alongside Wachowski.

Facebook Changed its company name to ‘Meta’

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Facebook Meta Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated yesterday that the social media company 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 intentions 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 commonplace within a decade.

Matrix Resurrections Poked Fun At This News 

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Keanu Reeves as Neo in The Matrix 4

The Matrix Resurrections poked fun at the news in a new Tweet parodying their own theatrical poster.  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 spoof version adds “Now, based on true events” beside the hashtag “#Meta,” an obvious reference to the recent Facebook news.

The post makes a blatant reference to Facebook’s bizarre new ambitions. 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 dominance, 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 fueled the debate.

Source – The Matrix Resurrections/Twitter

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