Disney is reportedly dropping Boba Fett’s Slave 1 name based on the packaging of an upcoming Star Wars LEGO set.
Boba Fett’s Slave 1 made its grand return during the second season of The Mandalorian, and it’s safe to assume the ship will also be present in The Book of Boba Fett. Slave 1 is one of the most iconic ships in all of Star Wars that first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, but given its resurgence, more merchandise is most likely in the pipeline.
A new LEGO set coming out dropped the Slave 1 name and is instead going by “Boba Fett’s starship” on the packaging. Per Jedi News, LEGO Star Wars Lead Designer Malcolm Lee Stockwell revealed:
“We’re not calling it Slave I anymore. This is Boba Fett’s Starship.”
When asked about the reason for the name change, LEGO Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen later added that Disney made the request:
“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.”
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The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Temuera Morrison, Katee Sackhoff, Ming-Na Wen, Bill Burr, Timothy Olyphant, and Carl Weathers, with Rosario Dawson joining the series as Ahsoka Tano ahead of her spin-off series. The series was created by Jon Favreau and executive produced by Dave Filoni, with season two episodes also directed by Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peyton Reed, Carl Weathers, and Robert Rodriguez.
The Book of Boba Fett will arrive in Christmas 2021 on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Jedi News