I absolutely loved J.J. Abrams Star Trek film, and I'm excited as hell to see what this creative team has planned for the sequel. On thing is for sure, the standards have been set very high, and the sequel has to be equally as good or better than the first film. in a recent interview, screenwriter Damon Lindelof (LOST) compared the Star Trek sequel to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.
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 and have it be fun and emotional, but we also really want the movie to thematically resonate.
This is something I think these talented individuals will be able to pull off. If that is what they are trying to achieve then why wouldn't they achieve it? This goes right in line to what producer Bryan Burk said in a previous interview:
Our aspirations are for the movie to be even bigger and better than the first one. I don’t mean that just in scope, I mean content and characters and emotionally. We had a lot of conversations about Batman Begins and how that movie kind of re-invented that franchise, and we looked at what The Dark Knight did and how that really ramped it up and they went to a different place with that film, and how those two films keep re-inventing themselves and are not the same thing every time. So we have strong ideas of what we want to do and we are hoping that this one is an even bigger film than the last one.
There's no doubt that Star Trek 2 is going to be an epically ambitious film, and I really hope that they succeed in what they have envisioned for it! We really don't have any idea of what their plans are for the film, but they way they are talking, I'm sure it's going to be awesome! I'm sorry, I just can't help but geek out about this movie.
Watch the video interview with Lindelof below: