Disney and Lucasfilm has seemingly changed the name of Boba Fett’s iconic spaceship Slave ITo FiresprayThis is likely due to current year concerns about racial sensitiveness.
The departure from “Slave I”moniker was first noticedLEGO Star Wars toy collectors, a few months back. A LEGO employee said that Disney had asked them to stop referring to Boba Fett’s ship as “Slave I,”Instead, they opted for the generic “Boba Fett’s Starship”You can order a playset.
Star Wars fans have been enjoying Star Wars since then. have debatedWhether or not Disney or Lucasfilm were correct in changing the name to fit the current year’s sensibilities, or if it was a huge overreaction.
Star Wars fans have been told by some media outlets to ignore this. “calm the Eff down,” it would appear that Boba Fett’s ship has been renamed again, per a new comic book series called War of the Bounty Hunters.
From Star Wars fan site The Sandcrawler Blog…
The LEGO box reads: “Boba Fett’s Starship” but thanks to the Star Wars comic series, we have been given a new, better name. His starship will now be known by “Firespray.”
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters is a comic series that focuses on the race to capture Han Solo for Jabba the Hutt. The series will focus on the most talented bounty hunters money can buy. Boba is one of these bounty hunters. The comic series will feature each Bounty Hunter on the cover with their iconic ships, and in the recent press release for Villanelli’s variant covers had revealed that:
‘The War of the Bounty Hunters continues to explode across the galaxy this September! The action-packed crossover is currently unfolding across all of Marvel’Star Wars titles include ongoing Star Wars titles and a limited series called WAR OF BOUNTY HUNTERS. There are also character-focused single-shots and a main WAR of THE BOUNTYHUNTERS limited series. The hunt for Han Solo has brought out the underworld’s most dangerous hunters and acclaimed Star Wars artist Paolo Villanelli’s new BOUNTY HUNTER SHIP BLUEPRINT VARIANT COVERS dynamically depicts them alongside their legendary ships. The following characters and vehicles will be featured on variant covers throughout September.
- Bossk and The Hound’s Tooth
- Boba Fett & Firespray
- IG-88 & IG-2000
- Zuckuss & The Mist Hunter
- The Broken Wing and Valance Beilert
- Dengar and The Punishing One’
The writer notes that the name wasn’t pulled out of thin air, but rather a nod to the class of Starship Boba Fett is piloting — a Firespray-31.
Yes, Fett pilots what is effectively outer-space. police cruiserSo called “Slave I.”
Did you ReallyThink Disney was going leave that one alone. they’re going out of their wayTo show how inclusive and diverse they will be in 2021
Whether or not you agree with the “Firespray”Whether moniker is truly permeant remains to be seen. It’s possible Disney will drop a more permeant name in The Book of Boba Fettseries on Disney Plus, or simply never refer to the name the ship onscreen. Let fans use their own headcanon.
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