Carrie Fisher was rarely seen without her faithful French Bulldog Gary by her side, and so it makes complete sense for the beloved pet to join the late actress one last time in his major motion picture debut.
Director Rian Johnson confirmed the news after eagle-eyed “Star Wars” fans spotted a Gary look-a-like dressed in alien attire in a movie still released by Empire magazine.
Twitter user Clair Henry noticed Gary in the background of a photo that features Finn (John Boyega) in a confrontation with new character Rose (Kelly Marie Tran). Fisher’s furry companion, now nicknamed #SpaceGary, can be seen over Tran’s shoulder, held in the arms of a rather odd-looking alien.
Henry reached out to the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director himself for confirmation on whether the dog was indeed the legendary Gary Fisher.
Despite usually keeping details of the film close to the chest, Johnson quickly confirmed the speculation.
Gary, who was often photographed with Fisher at red carpet events and fan conventions, now lives with Fisher’s former personal assistant, Corby McCoin, in California.
Fans can keep up to date with all of Gary’s tongue-wagging shenanigans via his very own Instagram account.
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Fisher passed away last December after suffering from a medical emergency while on a flight from London to LA. Following four days in intensive care, she died on December 27, 2016.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, scheduled for release on December 14, marks Fisher’s final screen appearance, where she reprises her role as Princess Leia.