Upcoming ‘Matrix’ movie just took a major hit in Facebook’s big rebranding

Keanu Reeves returns to direct the cast of December’s “The Matrix Resurrections”.
  • On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company was changing its name to “Meta”.
  • Zuckerberg also announced that the company is now focusing on creating the “metaverse”.
  • In response, social media accounts for the upcoming “Matrix” movie scoffed at the news.

After Facebook’s big name change and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s declaration to transform the company into a “metaverse”-focused company, critics were quick to criticize the move.

A perhaps unexpected joke came from the social media account of the upcoming movie “The Matrix”, which took inspiration from an iconic scene from the original film to dunk on Facebook by renaming itself “Meta”.

Just hours after Zuckerberg’s presentation, the social media account for the upcoming movie “The Matrix” ditched the edited version of its original poster with the new text, “Now based on real events.” In case the reference was not clear enough, the only text in the post was the hashtag “#meta”.

It also refers to the infamous scene where Lawrence Fishburne’s character, Morpheus, offers Keanu Reeves’ character Neo one of two choices: a red pill or a blue pill.

“You take the blue pill: the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe what you want to believe,” Morpheus says in the film. “You take the red pill: you stay in wonderland, and I show you how far the rabbit hole goes.”

The upcoming “Matrix” movie features Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively, from the original trilogy. The new film is the franchise’s fourth entry and is set to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22.

The first trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections” can be seen below:

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