Posted on August 23, 2021

Woke Disney Dumps ‘Slave 1,’ Renames Boba Fett’s ‘Star Wars’ Spaceship

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart, August 21, 2021

Disney has proactively obliterated the 40-year-old name of Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett’s starship, Slave 1 — a many see as an attempt to head off a woke backlash over the word “slave” in ship’s name.

The starship first appeared in the 1980 hit, The Empire Strikes Back and later in Attack of the Clones. It has also featured prominently in comics and novel treatments based on the Star Wars saga. {snip}

Despite a lack of any real push by fans, though, Disney was recently found to have ordered the Lego company to stop selling its model of the ship as “Slave 1,” Breitbart News reported in June. Lego began selling the ship model simply as “Boba Fett Starship.”


Now, according to website Bounding Into Comics, while it hasn’t made an official announcement, new promotional materials are showing that Boba Fett’s ship has taken on a new name: “Firespray.”


Mark Anthony Austin, who played the bounty hunter Boba Fett in Star Wars and worked as a digital graphics artist, slammed Disney’s decision months back.

“{snip} It’s like Han has Chewie. I’ve always had Slave1. You cannot change that,” Austin said at the time.