THE LAST JEDI Will Feature an Alien Version of Carrie Fisher’s Dog

If you ever had the pleasure of seeing Carrie Fisher at a convention, you probably saw her faithful companion Gary, more formally known as Gary Fisher, sitting faithfully by her side. Little Gary was always in the company of his best friend, giant tongue hanging out the side of his mouth with such dopey merriment. Gary never caused a fuss when he was on stage; when he appeared alongside Fisher on Good Morning America while promoting The Force Awakens, he sat calmly in his chair and drifted off to sleep. He’s a good pup. And such a good pup deserves a tribute of his own—namely, the space alien version of Gary that we’ll see in  The Last Jedi.

Fantha Tracks noticed one of the background characters in a Canto Bight photo of Rose and Finn was holding a creature that looks like an alien dog—specifically like a French bulldog with sweet, buggy eyes. They asked The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson if the creature was indeed meant to be an outer space take on Gary Fisher, which he confirmed. Look at this little guy:

He’s slightly less cute than Gary, but those are difficult standards to meet. This li’l alien has the wrinkles and the face, and I hope, the tongue. What if, in the background of this scene, the creature sticks out his long tongue to lick something off the counter? I can’t think of a better tribute to Gary, who, in case you’re wondering, has found a new home with Fisher’s assistant. Look at him watching his mom in a trailer for The Last Jedi:

Will you be keeping your eyes peeled for the alien version of Gary Fisher in Canto Bight? Do you think/hope there will be an action figure? Let us know in the comments.

Images: Lucasfilm, Disney, ABC, NBC

Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. She likes Star Wars a little. Follow her on Twitter.

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