The Star Wars universe has a diverse variety of aliens, from Jar-Jar to Jabba, but this is a first. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson confirmed to a fan on Twitter on Tuesday that a creature in the movie is based on late star Carrie Fisher’s beloved dog, Gary.
In an image in Empire magazine, the pop-eyed doglike alien is seen being held behind Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and Finn (John Boyega) in what appears to be the .
Gary, a French bulldog, was Fisher’s constant companion and now lives with her assistant Corby McCoin. Gary has his own Instagram account and in October where he’s seen watching Fisher playing General Leia Organa in a “Last Jedi” trailer.
Fans were pretty enthused about turning to the Bark Side with Space Gary.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be in theaters worldwide on Dec. 14.