(The Post Millennial) – Star of The Book of Boba Fett Temuera Morrison confirmed that the Disney Plus live-action series has dumped the name of Boba Fett’s iconic starship Slave I, and instead adapted the new name Firespray.
In a video interview with TheWrap, Morrison was asked what fans would be calling Fett’s ship now that Disney and Lucasfilm had retired the Slave I moniker.
Morrison answered, “I think we call it the Firespray. I think I’ve mentioned it in a couple of episodes… I think it is a gunship now, that’s what we’re calling it. We’re calling it Firespray Gunship, yes.”
It was revealed in June of 2021, on the packaging for a LEGO set of the ship, that Disney and Lucasfilm had removed the name Slave I, and referred to the ship which was piloted by both Jango Fett and Boba Fett as “Boba Fett’s Starship.”
When asked why they were dropping the Slave I one of the LEGO designers had originally said, “Everybody is. It’s probably not something which has been announced publicly but it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use any more.”
In August, the new name Firespray was revealed. Originally, the name was the model classification of Slave I, which was a Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft.
According to Slash Gear, the new name appeared in a canonical Marvel comic book called Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters, Jabba the Hutt #1. Events in the issue takes place after The Empire Strikes Back and before Return of the Jedi. The cover of the issue shows Fett with his notorious ship.
Boba Fett first appeared in the widely panned Star Wars Christmas Special, but gained popularity following his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. Following his supposed demise in the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi, it was revealed in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian that Fett, had survived on the desert planet of Tatooine. His ship, Slave I, appears in The Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones and The Mandalorian and will likely feature in the character’s new spinoff series, The Book of Boba Fett.
In 2021, Disney warned parents that some of the company’s older films contain racial stereotypes and placed those movies off limits to Disney+ users under 7 years old. Rides in the Disney theme parks have also been updated to remove racial stereotypes and references online social justice warriors have found to be problematic. A previous plan to remove “Slave Leia” merchandise from stores, depicting Carrie Fisher’s character in a metal bikini that she wore in Return of the Jedi was scrapped.
That same year, actress Gina Carano was fired from The Mandalorian by Disney owned Lucasfilm, after she posted what some deemed controversial social media posts because of their conservative messaging.