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The Book Of Boba Fett Actor Temuera Morrison Confirms Name Change For His Iconic Slave I Starship

The Book of Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison, who previously played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, confirmed that the name of his iconic Slave I starship has been changed.

The Book of Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison, who previously played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, confirmed that the name of his iconic Slave I starship has been changed.

(L-R): Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

While promoting the show in an interview with TheWrap alongside Fennec Shand actress Ming-Na Wen, they were asked, “Boba Fett’s ship has been stripped of its name. So I was wondering have you guys given any thought to what we could call Boba Fett’s ship now?”

Morrison answered, “I think we call it the Firespray. I think I’ve mentioned it in a couple of episodes.”

“I think Firespray. It is a gunship now. That’s what we’re calling it. We’re calling it a Firespray gunship, yes,” he added.

(L-R): Temura Morrison is Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen is Fennec Shand in Lucasfilm’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

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Back in June, it appeared Disney and Lucasfilm were removing the iconic title of Slave I from the ship when LEGO packaging featuring the ship from The Mandalorian described his ship as Boba Fett’s Starship instead of Slave I.

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Not only did the packaging not describe the ship as Slave I, but LEGO Star Wars Design Director  Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and LEGO Star Wars Lead Designer Michael Stockwell explained that an order had come down to no longer use the name Slave I.

Stockwell told Jedi News, “We’re not calling it Slave I any more. This is Boba Fett’s Starship.”

When asked why the name was changed, Frederiksen 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.”

Source: The Mandalorian

Following this information, a press release promoting Marvel Comics’ Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters event saw the ship called Firespray.

The ship was listed among five other bounty hunters and their ships as part of a variant cover initiative that arrived in September.

The six ships and their bounty hunters included: Bossk and The Hound’s Tooth, Boba Fett and Firespray, IG-88 and IG-2000, Zuckuss and The Mist Hunter, Valance Beilert and The Broken Wing, and Dengar and The Punishing One.

Source: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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In November, officially licensed merchandise from Her Universe shows Boba Fett’s ship described as Firespray.

The Boba Fett Fan Club brought the merchandise to our attention in a tweet that reads, “It was only a matter of time and we saw the signs…’Firespray’ merch is now a thing. New official items from Her Universe.”

Source: Boba Fett Fan Club

While they would showcase two shirts in their tweet, a visit to the Her Universe website also saw a third shirt calling Slave I as Firespray.

Source: Her Universe

The Boba Fett Fan Club also reported there are other pieces of merchandise describing Boba Fett’s Slave I as Firespray or Boba Fett’s Starfighter or Starship.

They include the MPC Boba Fett’s Starfighter.

Source: J Hood Creative

The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar also describes Boba Fett’s Slave I as Boba Fett’s starship.

The official description for the set states, “The 11 mini build vehicles include The Razor Crest, Riot Mar’s starfighter, Imperial Troop Transport, X-wing, TIE Fighter, Imperial Light Cruiser, Boba Fett’s starship and the Child’s hoverpram.”

Source: LEGO

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The Star Wars Mandalorian Boba Fett’s Star Fighter & Imperial Light Cruiser 3D Collectible calls the ship Boba Fett’s Star Fighter not Slave I.

Source: Mercari

Finally, De Agostini’s Star Wars Ships and Vehicles describe Slave I as “Caza Estelar De Boba Fett.” It also describes it as Boba Fett’s Firespray-31.

Source: Collectis Girona

An officially licensed die cast vehicle for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett that is available on shopDisney also describes the ship as Boba Fett’ Starship.

Source: Boba Fett Starship Die Cast Vehicle – Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett

There is also a Boba Fett’s Starfighter Coin that is available through the New Zealand Mint. 

Source: Boba Fett’s Starfighter 1oz Silver Coin

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The name Firespray might be familiar to Star Wars fans as Slave I is a Firespray-31 class patrol and attack craft.

While all of this merchandise no longer describes the ship as Slave I, the Star Wars Databank still describes the ship as its original name. However, if you look at the url it does say Boba Fett’s Starship.

Source: StarWars.com

What do you make of this official name change to the ship within The Book of Boba Fett?

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