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'The Last Jedi' has an alien based on Carrie Fisher's dog

When you see the movie, keep an eye out for Space Gary, inspired by the late actress' French bulldog.

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 Canto Bight casino.

@rianjohnson we @FanthaTracks want to know if you can confirm this cute little creature is #spacegary in #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/0if7XRiqog

— clair henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 6, 2017

YES! Wow, good eyes.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 6, 2017

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 shared a photo where he's seen watching Fisher playing General Leia Organa in a "Last Jedi" trailer.

Just watched the new trailer of The Last Jedi and my mom looks more beautiful than ever. #garymisseshismom #garyloveshismom #garyloveshisfans #garyfisher #thelastjedi #starwars

A post shared by Gary Fisher the Dog (@garyfisher) on Oct 9, 2017 at 7:36pm PDT

Fans were pretty enthused about turning to the Bark Side with Space Gary.

Lbr, #SpaceGary is going to be the best thing about The Last Jedi

— Kaitlyn (@Kaitybug87) December 7, 2017

To hell with #PorgNation. To hell with #SpaceDern. I am only here now for #SpaceGary. https://t.co/SoPSAqvt59

— Justin Jagoe (@JustinJagoe) December 6, 2017

Licking one stormtrooper at a time 🤣#spacegary pic.twitter.com/S3LSiVrFq4

— clair henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 7, 2017

Just when I think there is nothing good left in the world I find out that Gary Fishers (Carrie's pet pooch) is referenced in the new film. #spacegary https://t.co/j1pIkQ12Eg

— Jake De Búrca (@workofbourke) December 7, 2017

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be in theaters worldwide on Dec. 14.