Director J. J. Abrams on Wednesday
elaborated on his comments that Star Wars was about
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.
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,”
think that the success of Force Awakens
is further indication that people want inclusivity. That inclusivity
is good for the bottom line,” he added.