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Looks like Boba Fett’s iconic Slave 1 ship has its new name

August 17th, 2021 by Marc Comments

You may recall a couple of months ago that there was a bit of a kerfuffle over the name of Boba Fett’s spaceship in the Star Wars franchise.

No, you didn’t dream that.

So, the controversy started when a representative of LEGO mentioned (here) that Disney no longer wants the ship to be referred to as the Slave 1 –  as it has been for forty years – due to the negative connotations of the word slave.

However, anyone who believes the name of Fett’s ship – which, in-universe was called this as his father, Jango Fett, owner of the ship before him, as enslaved when he was young and he stole the ship from his captors and named it as a reminder of his time in captivity – has anything to do with the horrible history of slavery in our own world is, well, very wrong.


We hoped that this whole thing was a misunderstanding or, as we heard too, that Fett, having turned over a new leaf in The Mandalorian, decided to rename his ship to signify his new life… this makes sense and we hope that, if this does happen, it will be explained in the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett series.

However, it seems that Youtuber Thor Skywalker (below) has stumbled upon the new – well, old, actually, name of the ship.

As he explains in the video below, in a new press release for the War of the Bounty Hunters comic series, Disney quietly slipped in the new official name of Fett’s ship: Firespray.

And yes, we know that the ship, in lore, is a Firespray-31-class attack and patrol craft but the renaming of it seems to imply that, moving forward, it is no longer to be called Slave 1.

Here’s the Press Release:

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’s ongoing Star Wars titles as well as a main WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS limited series and character-focused one-shots. 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. Fans can see the following characters and vehicles on variant covers throughout September:

·         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

·         Dengar and The Punishing One

So, what say you?

Do you think you can see yourself calling the ship that was the Slave 1 as Firespray in the future? Do you think this is all a mistake or, perhaps, do you think this is a better name?

I want to hear all your thoughts, gang.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….