Director J. J. Abrams on Wednesday elaborated on his comments that Star Wars was about inclusivity.

Last month, Abrams was asked by The Daily Beast whether future installments of the science fiction franchise would include gay characters.

“Of course!” he responded.

Abrams, who directed, co-produced and co-wrote Star Wars: The Force Awakens, expanded on his comments during the premiere of his latest film, 10 Cloverfield Lane, in New York.

Star Wars is all about inclusivity. It's all about unifying us. It makes no sense that that vast, amazing world with a multitude of planets, locales, would not include people who are gay. So, it was an immediate response to a question that seemed pretty obvious,” Abrams said.

I think that the success of Force Awakens is further indication that people want inclusivity. That inclusivity is good for the bottom line,” he added.