Temuera Morrison Confirms Slave I's New Name is Now Canon

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Star Wars fans were incredibly pissed after learning last June that Disney and Lucasfilm made a drastic change to arguably the second most iconic ship in the franchise next to the Millennium Falcon — Boba Fett's Slave I. The powers that be have never addressed the controversy surrounding it but according to the assumption of fans, having the term "slave" slapped on merch that is aimed towards children is just too offensive.

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Now, months following the divisive decision to drop the already iconic name, Boba Fett actor Temura Morrison has confirmed that Slave I is no more. The star of the latest MandoVerse offering The Book of Boba Fett recently sat down with The Wrap to talk about the controversy, revealing that the show actually references the new name, thus making it canon.

He shares: "I think we call it the Firespray. I think I've mentioned it in a couple of episodes. I think Firespray. I think it is a gunship now. That's what we're calling it. We're calling it Firespray gunship."

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I gotta say, while it's still quite disappointing that the Slave I name was officially dropped, calling Boba's ship "Firespray" is definitely much better than just referring to it as "Boba's Starship" and it's actually something I can get behind. Now, whether or not The Book of Boba Fett explains the reason behind the name change remains to be seen but don't be surprised if Lucasfilm leaves it unaddressed.

Meanwhile, The Book of Boba Fett is now available for streaming exclusively on Disney+.