The adorable pup’s cameo was confirmed by the film’s director Rian Johnson
INDEPENDENT UK – At the closing ceremonies for 2016’s Star Wars Celebration, the world’s largest convention for the franchise, both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill had a very exact complaint to be made: why are there no dogs in the Star Wars universe?
“I’m just here to make sure Gary gets a part at least in the next [movie],” Fisher said at the time. And it looks as if General Leia got her request: Gary Fisher, her French Bulldog companion that was rarely separated from her side, has a cameo in The Last Jedi.
Fans spotted the pup in a new image released by Empire Magazine ahead of the film’s release, speedily getting director Rian Johnson to confirm their suspicions, as he added: “Wow, good eyes”.
Often spotted next to Fisher’s side while she was promoting The Force Awakens as her registered therapy dog, Gary became a sensation of his own, thanks to a highly popular Instagram account now run by his handlers.
After Fisher’s death in December of last year, Gary has found a new home with the late actor’s assistant Corby McCoin, and continues to post adorable images for his fans.
— clair henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 6, 2017
YES! Wow, good eyes.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 6, 2017
There’s something incredibly touching about the fact Fisher could share her final screen performance with the little pup that meant so much to her.
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