I've usually been inclined to use the X-Men to X2 comparison myself, but I doubt there's a lot in it.
I think that allows for universe expansion and a better story after 'the origin film' while retaining some energy and fun (unlike Lindelof I'd rather not invoke The Dark Knight because I don't want the sequel to become a darkly lit bombastically self-important ramble. Sure that seems to work for Nolan and the Batman character but I don't really want that transferred over to Trek) about itself.
That, and that I'm not to hot on Iron Man 2 and would hope we don't end up in that route.
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