Ever wonder why J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel was called Into Darkness?
Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have revealed that they were inspired by Benedict Cumberbatch’s big bad villain John Harrison. Orci told Star Trek Magazine:
"He understands Starfleet because he was enlisted in a similar way. Some might see part of the title coming from the fact that he's kind of a dark shadow of members of our crew.
"He too has gone through the process... that some of our crew have gone though, and clearly for some reason it's failed to bring him over, so I think he represents that part of our heroes."
Kurtzman then said that along with Bob Orci and fellow co-writer Damon Lindelof, they still wanted to keep some of Gene "The Great Bird of the Galaxy" Roddenberry's optimism in the Star Trek sequel, despite the rather dark title and its “destructive theme.”
"Despite the fact that we are literally going into darkness, I think we all worked very hard to make sure the theme of hope, what hope costs, and what it's really about, was always alive in how we were designing our story.
"So we're pretty consistent with the last movie in terms of dark things happening. But holding on to the light that Roddenberry set up as a basic tenet of the ‘Star Trek’ universe."
What do you guys think about the reasons they called the Star Trek sequel Into Darkness?