Rejected Star Wars Prequel Idea Gets Brought to Life In Boba Fett Finale (Photos)

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The final pages of the latest Star Wars project, The Book of Boba Fett, have officially been turned with all seven chapters now available to stream on Disney+. The series made a point to show fans what happened to Temuera Morrison's Boba Fett after his near-fatal encounter with the Sarlaac in Return of the Jedi, even reinventing the character in a way that has never been seen before with the bounty hunter.

When it comes to reception towards the show, polarizing is the best word to describe it. Like many other projects in the galaxy far, far away, many fans have praised the show to no end, while others have claimed that it didn't hit the mark. Critics also seem to have the same opinions, as the Rotten Tomatoes scores for each episode vary drastically.

Warning - The rest of this article contains spoilers for "Chapter 7" of The Book of Boba Fett.

Boba Fett Droids
Star Wars

In the finale, Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin was forced to help Boba Fett fight off monstrous droids that had never been seen before in the Star Wars universe. Amy Sedaris' Peli Motto referred to them as Scorpeneks, and the droids terrorized the town of Mos Espa before being defeated by Boba and his Rancor, with the help of Din and Grogu.

Boba Fett Rancor Droids
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While these droids looked new to the eyes of viewers, the idea behind the Scorpeneks actually first came to life around 20 years ago.

Attack of the Clones Concept Art

Twitter user kenobi_domi shared an image of concept art from Episode II: Attack of the Clones on the platform, showcasing the Scorpenek droids that were seen in the finale of The Book of Boba Fett

The book that the image comes from is titled "The Art of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones." On the page, there are three different designs for the killer droids, with the main one that takes up a majority of the page being a carbon copy design of what shows up in The Book of Boba Fett.

Boba Fett Concept Art Droids
"The Art of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones"


Recycling Old Ideas

Star Wars has been known to take inspiration from previous concept art on more than one occasion. The most recent instance that comes to mind is in Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker. Palpatine's throne on the planet Exogol was designed after a piece of original artwork by Ralph McQuarrie from when George Lucas was working on the original trilogy.

Another example is in the animated show, Star Wars: Rebels. Garazeb "Zeb" Orreliosis is a member of the Lasat species and is best known for being the tall and strong member of the Ghost Crew. Some fans might see him and make connections to the Wookies, which is understandable considering that the Lasat design was modeled after another McQuarrie piece - the original sketch for Chewbacca.

The Scorpenek droids are just the latest example of Star Wars using old designs in new projects, and if it weren't for books such as "The Art of Star Wars," fans would never know that these models weren't new. Even though they often reuse older concepts, the execution is still at the same level, and it is a safe bet that this won't be the last time fans see something in the franchise that was actually thought of a while back.

- About The Author: Nathan Johnson
Nathan is a writer at The Direct where he covers Star Wars, the MCU, and DC news. He joined The Direct in April 2021 and currently writes news and feature articles about all three brands mentioned above, but his main specialty is his knowledge about anything and everything Star Wars.