It’s being reported that Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, LEGO design director has stated that Disney has requested a name change to Boba Fett’s ship, Slave I.

During an interview with JediNews at LEGO CON (apparently that’s a thing), Jens did an interview and Boba Fett’s ship was brought up. That’s when Jens let loose about Disney seemingly wanting to distance itself from the ship’s original iconic name, Slave I.

Jens: Then, the next one, also from The Mandalorian, is Boba Fett’s Starship.

 

Michael: Yes, I built another. We’re not calling it Slave I any more. This is Boba Fett’s Starship.

 

James: OK, why are we dropping the Slave I name?

 

Jens: 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.

Brickfanatics also reported on this:

“LEGO Star Wars 75312 Boba Fett’s Starship might not carry the name that builders have recognized since its introduction in The Empire Strikes Back, ditching the Slave I moniker for a more generic title.”

Boba Fett technically first appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special, but we don’t really count that do we?

Outside of that, he was introduced in The Empire Strikes Back, with his ship Slave I and his ship also appears in The Mandalorian. We can also assume his ship will show up in The Book of Boba Fett, a TV series getting ready to be released.

Jens didn’t make any speculations as to why Disney is doing this, but it seems pretty clear. The company is becoming more politically correct each day, across anything they own.

They have warnings for parents about older movies that have racial stereotypes, using the live-action remakes of films like The Little Mermaid and Snow White to have multicultural casts and even changing their theme park rides to be less ‘problematic.’

So it should come as no surprise that Disney wants to change the name of Slave I to something a little more, “current year.”

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