It appears that The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett took inspiration from the canceled video game, Star Wars 1313.
Watch out for spoilers in this article about The Book of Boba Fett.
Game designer Grant Parker revealed on Twitter that he was working on the long-cancelled Star Wars action-adventure game. He noted that the project’s conceptual designs have surfaced in the Disney+ Star Wars shows.
“I did some early work on this in a bar,” he said in response to a video featuring his level designs. “And made some plans for a meat factory (the hanging tauntaun carcasses can be seen). That was the first professional level design work I ever did. It was very important to me and I am happy to see it again.”
Fun Fact: a lot of excellent early concept stuff from 1313 has been repurposed and used in Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett. I was so happy the latest episode even had a meat locker with tauntauns in it.
— Grant Parker ? (@GrantPDesign) January 27, 2022
It seems that the work of 1313 has not escaped Lucasfilm’s attention as the scene seems to have found its way into The Book of Boba Fett.
“Fun Fact: Many early concepts from 1313 have been revised and used in Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett,” he added. “I was so happy that in the latest episode there was a cage with tauntaun carcasses in it.”
He refers to the sudden return of The Mandalorian in The Book of Boba Fett. Din Djarin made a comeback with the iconic Darksaber.
That appearance gives a hint what to expect from the next season of The Mandalorian, but it looks exactly like what Parker described in Star Wars 1313.
Parker implies that he saw more elements of 1313 in the recent Disney+ shows.
It was also noted that Star Wars 1313 footage is very similar to the rooftop chase in the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett.
Star Wars 1313 looked to be a promising game where players could play as Boba Fett in an Uncharted-esque adventure. The game was canceled when Disney bought the Star Wars franchise and discontinued LucasArts.
The Book of Boba Fett has Temuera Morrison as the former bounty hunter alongside Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. Pedro Pascal joined this week as Din Djarin, as did Matt Berry, David Pasquesi and Carey Jones.