- Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook’s new parent company is called Meta.
- The internet immediately began ripping the announcement.
- The Twitter account for The Matrix: Resurrections may have had the best response.
After a couple of weeks of speculation, Facebook CEO and extraterrestrial robot Mark Zuckerberg announced the name of the social media empire’s new parent company, Meta. Naturally, because of the internet’s penchant for memedom and its desire to shred Zuckerberg at every turn, the jokes were instant and plentiful.
Of all the reactions to the announcement, though, the best perhaps came from the marketing team behind The Matrix: Resurrections, a film franchise that was pondering the merits and pitfalls of virtual reality long before Zuckerberg and Facebook began unraveling our society from the inside out.
With The Matrix: Resurrections set to release in just about two months, the film’s social media team pounced on the opportunity to tweak the official poster for the movie to indicate that it’s now “based on real events.” It’d be funny if it wasn’t so true.
Starring Keanu Reeves, The Matrix: Resurrections also features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra, Christina Ricci, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Lambert Wilson, and Daniel Bernhardt. The film is set to hit theaters and HBO Max in the United States on Wednesday, December 22.