It looks as if Disney has changed the name of an iconic ship. Known as Slave I, Slave 1, or Slave One since it was introduced into the Star Wars universe, Boba Fett’s ship will have a new name. Yes, you have read that right, it seems that the Slave 1 name will be no more. It will now be called Boba Fett’s Starship. This change was noticed very quickly by fans when LEGO officially revealed their new Boba Fett’s Starship set that is coming in August. Also, our friends over at the Boba Fett Fan Club dug into it more, and, yes it does seem like this is a done deal.
Slave I will now be Boba Fett’s Starship
A report from the Boba Fett Fan Club looks as if the Slave I name is done for good. This report talks about an interview with Jedi News, BrickSet, LEGO Star Wars Lead Designer Michael Lee Stockwell, and LEGO Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen where they talked about the official name change.
Jens: Then, the next one, also from The Mandalorian, is Boba Fett’s Starship.
Michael: Yes, I built another. We’re not calling it Slave I anymore. This is Boba Fett’s Starship.
James: OK, why are we dropping the Slave I name?
Jens: Everybody is. It’s probably not something which has been announced publicly but it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use anymore.
Why The Name Change
While no official reason has been given yet, the name Slave I, more than likely it was replaced to help stay clear of controversy in the future. With Boba Fett’s popularity growing once again thanks to The Mandalorian and the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett more fans will be seeing and buying Fett merchandise and by dropping the Slave I name makes it more equitable. This was the same thing that happened with Slave Leia.
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Sources: Boba Fett Fan Club and Jedi News