Damon Lindelof, co-creator of "Lost" and co-writer of the sequel to the 2009 reboot of "Star Trek" surprised fans by likening the direction of the story to "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan's own sequel-to-a-reboot of "Batman Begins."
E! "We're looking at a movie like The Dark Knight, which went one step beyond Batman Begins, It was really about something, and at the same time it was a superhero movie. We don't want to abandon all the things that made the first movie work...but we also really want the movie to thematically resonate."
Does "thematically resonate" mean "dark"? Will audiences support an even "darker" version of the traditionally family friendly space franchise? We have to remember that, in Hollywood, "The Dark Knight" is also a blanket term for "extremely successful." Filmmakers always want to associate their projects with that kind of success, so it may not be meant to be taken literally.