The light of Star Trek Into Darkness
Although JJ Abrams likes to keep things tightly under wraps, he has lifted the curtain, albeit slightly, on Star Trek Into Darkness.
Although there is darkness in the title, and some hints that this may indeed be a darker Trek, Abrams has told Empire that the new next Trek will actually be about "hope" and "love."
"This is very much a movie about hope, about love, about romance, and about facing something that is truly terrifying and finding a way through the connection of your family and surviving and being stronger afterwards." (I think when Abrams says 'family,' he’s clearly referring to the Enterprise crew).
As Trek screenwriter Damon Lindelof told Collider, "A totally dark Trek is not Trek. And I think that one of the things that the best iterations of Trek [did] is they were able to find a blend where the stakes were monumentally life or death but there were still moments of great humor. I think the ways that the characters relate to each other, even in times of immense stress because several of them, particularly Bones, use humor as a coping mechanism. I don’t think anybody wants to see a dour Star Trek movie."