‘Star Wars’ prompts fan backlash for removing ‘Slave-1’ ship name

“Star Wars” followers are outraged — once more — over a call to take away the “Slave-1” name from one in all their iconic house cruisers.

Disney has quietly dropped the moniker — which some followers contemplate canon to the franchise — from the ship that belongs to intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett

The change got here to gentle with LEGO’s newest “Star Wars” build, a 478- piece set to create Boba Fett’s “Starship,” because it’s now dubbed.

“We’re not calling it Slave I anymore,” mentioned LEGO “Star Wars” lead designer Michael Lee Stockwell, Jedi News reported. “Everybody is [dropping the name],” he added, apparently referring to Disney studios.

“It’s probably not something which has been announced publicly, but it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use anymore,” Stockwell defined.

For their half, Disney has not but confirmed the change formally, nor has it acknowledged a motive for the swap. Representatives from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark from The Post.

However, according to the Daily Mail, the company has held common conferences with numerous advocacy teams to get their assist in flagging presumably offensive materials on Disney+, its streaming service that launched in 2019.

LEGO's Boba Fett's
LEGO designers have confirmed the name change from Boba Fett’s “Slave-1” to easily “Starship,” in accordance with Jedi News.

Meanwhile, an earlier model of the identical toy continues to be currently being sold with the “Slave-1” ship name in shops resembling Amazon.

Hyper-devoted “Star Wars” followers are infamous for inflicting a stink over revisions and updates to their beloved model. In this case, even former stars of the movies — specifically Mark Anthony Austin, who portrayed Boba Fett in 1977’s “Star Wars: A New Hope” — are expressing their chagrin.

“My ship will forever be Slave1,” wrote Austin on Twitter. “Nothing. Not even #disney can or will change that.”

“This is the way,” he added, in a tweet that has obtained assist from 4,500 customers to this point on the platform.

Shown hugging a mannequin of the ship, Austin also said, “You’ll always be Slave1 to me!” adopted by 5 pink coronary heart emojis.

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