Disney is aiming to change the name of Boba Fett’s ship, Slave I, to something a little more politically correct.
The bounty hunter from the Star Wars film has for ages been owner of an iconic ship named Slave I, Boba Fett made his first appearance in the film The Empire Strikes Back.
From the Daily Wire:
“One of the new LEGO Star Wars sets revealed at LEGO CON is named a little differently than it has been in the past, with Disney helming the name change,” Brickfanatics reported. “LEGO Star Wars 75312 Boba Fett’s Starship might not carry the name that builders have recognized since its introduction in The Empire Strikes Back, ditching the Slave I moniker for a more generic title.”
Boba Fett first appeared in “The Empire Strikes Back,” the second installment (but fifth “episode) of the original Star Wars trilogy. After years of speculation, the Disney+ series, “The Mandalorian” revealed that Fett, who supposedly died in the next film, Return of the Jedi, in fact, lived through an ordeal on the planet Tatooine.
His ship, “Slave I” appears in both “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Mandalorian” and is likely to feature prominently in the character’s own eponymous series, “The Book of Boba Fett.”
But the iconic ship will, LEGO designers said in an interview, likely bear a different name because “it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use anymore.”
The Star Wars franchise is no stranger to getting woke, during the filming of the Mandalorian series actress Gina Carano was allegedly fired for her Conservative leaning political views.
The new Star Wars movies have also been hammered by long time fans of the franchise for being overly woke.