Boba Fett’s iconic starship hasn’t featured in The E book of Boba Fett but, but it surely appears it’ll with out its former identify. Final yr, Star Wars riled some followers when Lego referred to Boba Fett’s starship as, effectively, Boba Fett’s starship as a substitute of utilizing its identify, Slave I. The idea has been that Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm and Star Wars in 2012, is not comfy utilizing the phrase “slave” on a ship that they’re going to promote as toys, collectibles, and merchandise. In a brand new interview with The Wrap, The E book of Boba Fett says star Temuera Morrison says they discuss with the ship in another way within the present, although he would not specify why. 

“I believe we name it the Firespray,” he says. I believe I’ve talked about it in a few episodes. I believe Firespray. I believe it’s a gunship now. That is what we’re calling it. We’re calling it Firespray gunship.”

It would not be the primary time Star Wars referred to Slave I as Firespray. A line of Marvel Comics variant covers that includes bounty hunts and their ships embody on with “Boba Fett and Firespray.”

Whether or not or not that quantities to altering the identify continues to be not completely clear. Slave I is a modified Firespray class ship. It could possibly be that Disney is attempting to keep away from angering followers by formally renaming the starship by as a substitute having characters and merchandise keep away from utilizing its identify. Therefore, calling it “Boba Fett’s Starship” and utilizing its class kind as a substitute of claiming Slave I.

This dialogue began with the “Boba Fett’s Starship” Lego set. “We’re not calling it Slave I anymore,” Lego Star Wars Lead Designer Michael Lee Stockwell revealed throughout a Lego fan occasion. “That is Boba Fett’s Starship.”

“All people is [dropping the Slave I name],” Lego Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen added. “It is in all probability not one thing which has been introduced publicly however it’s simply one thing that Disney would not need to use anymore.”

Followers began a web-based petition to persuade Disney to not rename the ship. Disney has never publicly commented on the scenario, however the official Star Wars databank nonetheless refers back to the ship as Slave I, although the URL deal with makes use of “Boba Fett’s starship.”

Mark Anthony Austin, the actor who donned Boba Fett’s armor for the Star Wars particular version re-releases within the Nineties, spoke out towards the renaming by way of Twitter. “When making use of for personalised plates for my automotive the DMV wouldn’t permit “Slave1 “. Okay I perceive. Needed to attempt. However I get it,” he tweeted. “This #disney idiocy nevertheless. Not shopping for it. Not conforming to the Mouse, no siree. Not gonna occur. After I was rising up I beloved #disney. No extra.”

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