Star Wars: a famous ship will change its name


Olivier Pallaruelo

Film journalist / Video games editorial manager

Nourished by VHS and genre films, Olivier Pallaruelo willingly abandons fiction to immerse himself in reality with documentaries and topical subjects. In love with physical media, he has also spent a lot of time in front of video games since his earliest childhood.

Cult ship of the Star Wars saga belonging to the famous bounty hunter Boba Fett, “Slave 1”, will no longer bear this name, by decision of Disney ….

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In the gallery of cult ships from the Star Wars saga, Slave 1, that of the bounty hunter Boba Fett, is placed there. First appearing in The Empire Strikes Back, it is wielded with great dexterity by its owner. But don’t call it that anymore: Disney has decided to rename the ship, to rename it in a much more generic way, “Boba Fett’s ship” …

Site teams Jedinews spoke to LEGO designers Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Michael Lee Stockwell about the name change, during a presentation of new licensed LEGO toys to the Press last month.

Here is the new LEGO packaging for the ship, which now bears the only mention “Bobba Fett’s ship” …

A change that was directly requested by Disney: “It’s probably not something that has been announced publicly, but it’s something that Disney doesn’t want to use anymore.” Jens Kronvold Frederiksen dropped at the site’s microphone.

The name “slave” now seems to be a problem, even though Boba Fett is considered one of the villains of the Star Wars license. Before season 2 The Mandalorian recently takes care of making it more likable and heroic. A success which is undoubtedly not completely foreign to this change of name, which will undoubtedly make cringe the teeth of a lot of fans of the character …

To see if in the upcoming spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett, this name change will be effective.

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