The name of Boba Fett’s ship is back in the spotlight again this week, and some are starting to think that the ship has a brand new name.
Online, outlets like IGN have reported that the new name of Boba Fett’s ship is called “Firespray.” And just where are they getting this info from? Lucasfilm hasn’t made any announcements themselves about any name changes to Boba Fett’s ship, but there have been some quiet changes made that were discovered within the Star Wars comics side of Lucasfilm.
As the report goes, the ongoing comic series War of the Bounty Hunters will get several variant covers this September. They’re known as the Bounty Hunter Ship Blueprint covers, and the art is done by Paolo Villanelli. And in the description for each comic’s cover, each bounty hunter is accurately matched with their respective ship (eg, Bossk and The Hound’s Tooth and IG-88 and IG-2000.)
Though, the peculiar thing is that Boba Fett is listed as being with the ship called Firespray. This is a bit of a change from the last controversy in June about the LEGO set, simply naming it Boba Fett’s Starship. But nonetheless, it now has some thinking that this is the new name Lucasfilm has chosen to rename his ship as. So what does this mean?
Has Boba Fett’s ship been renamed?
Right now, nothing is officially set in stone about a name change to Slave I. And Gizmodo, for example, has laid out quite clearly why people shouldn’t be in a panic just yet. As they note, Fireship is just the classification of the type of ship that Slave I is. So, it may not be the official name for the ship as of now.
For the record, this isn’t anything especially new. In fact, it looks like the comics were reported on earlier this month. Outlet Flickering Myth, on Aug. 8, even mentioned the name change as well, but it seems the news hasn’t made a big splash until now.
So, this quiet name change might just be a de facto change for now. It’s an easy one to make: just use the classification of the ship and don’t give it a new name. That way, it can still live on as Slave I, and Lucasfilm can treat it as That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named.
What do you think about changing the name of Boba Fett’s ship to Firespray? Let us know in the comments!