'The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson is excited about Taika Waititi's 'Star Wars' movie.

Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

It was announced on 'Star Wars' Day on Monday (04.05.20) that the 'Thor: Ragnarok' filmmaker would be helming a new story in a galaxy far, far away which he will be co-writing with Krysty Wilson-Cairns '1917' screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

Rian insists he cannot wait to see the project come to fruition.

A post on Twitter read: "I have no idea what kind of SW will come out of Taika and Krysty's brains, if I tried to guess it'd be wrong, and that is the most exciting thing I can imagine."

The 46-year-old filmmaker's 2017 movie, 'Episode VIII: The Last Jedi', received a mixed reception from the 'Star Wars' fan base and Sam Witwer, who has voiced a number of characters in the franchise, felt that Rian had not studied the series enough prior to helming the movie.

Whilst speaking with fans on a Twitch livestream, Sam said: "'Last Jedi', to me, felt like a movie made by a guy who hadn't quite done his homework. "I think Rian Johnson's a talented guy, but Bruce Lee didn't develop Jeet Kune Do without learning Kung Fu first. You can't reinvent 'Star Wars' without knowing 'Star Wars' first."

Rian had been lined-up by Disney and Lucasfilm to create a new 'Star Wars' trilogy set away from the Skywalker Saga of the nine main movies but plans were scrapped after the disappointment expressed by many fans to 'The Last Jedi'.