Rian Johnson doesn't know anything about the plans for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.

Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

The acclaimed moviemaker has been touted as a possible replacement for Colin Trevorrow as the director, but he has denied those rumours and admitted he doesn't know where the franchise is headed.

Speaking at a press conference in Japan, Rian explained: "It was never in the plan for me to direct 'Episode IX', so I don't know what's going to happen with it.

"For me, I was entirely focused on 'Episode VIII' and having this experience. Now I'm just thinking about putting the movie out there and seeing how audiences respond to it. So no, I'm not really thinking about that right now."

However, Rian revealed he was looking forward to enjoying the movie as a fan, regardless of who eventually directs 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.

He shared: "Whoever does it, I'm going to be really excited to be an audience member again, and to sit down and see what the next filmmaker has to show us and where this story ends up going."

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will voice an alien in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.

The actor has collaborated with Rian on three of his movies, including 'Looper' and 'Brick', and the filmmaker is said to have revealed the actor will lend his voice to the forthcoming movie.

Rian - who has been promoting the upcoming motion picture in Japan - told fans: "My great friend Joseph Gordon Levitt is appearing as a voice actor."