Solo: A Star Wars Story boasts as the most expensive Star Wars movie to date


Solo: A Star Wars Story reigns supreme as the most expensive Star Wars movie ever made. Why would Disney/ Lucasfilm fork out so much money, unless they genuinely care about the fandom?

Solo: A Star Wars Story is Disney/Lucasfilm’s gift and a love letter to Star Wars fans across the galaxy; doubling their efforts (and then some) with their aspirations in making the best Star Wars movie for the fandom.

Actions speak louder than words, with Disney/Lucasfilm putting their money where their mouth is; going all in, like Han Solo at a Sabacc table, holding nothing back when making Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Solo: A Star Wars Story reigns supreme as the most expensive Star Wars movie to date. Here’s how it matches up against the other live-action films within a galaxy far, far away. Keep in mind inflation when comparing the different eras, but still, this is impressive.

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story: $250 million
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $245 million
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: $219 million
  4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: $219 million
  5. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: $120 million
  6. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: $115 million
  7. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: $113 million
  8. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: $32 million
  9. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: $18 million
  10. Star Wars: A New Hope: $11 million

The film also ranks in the top 10 of most expensive movies ever made in the history of cinema. I suppose we can no longer accuse Disney of being greedy and “only” caring about money, huh?

Solo: A Star Wars Story racked up a hefty Cantina bar bill, thanks to Lord and Miller leaving the project a complete mess. According to, Ron Howard remade almost the entire movie.

"Production was originally slated from February to July 2017. By June, with the film behind schedule, crew members were told they would not be wrapping until August. When Howard came aboard, it was mandated that 85% of Lord and Miller’s “Solo” be reshot, including second unit material. Howard’s work ultimately comprises 70% of the finished film. The shoot would extend four more months, finally wrapping on Oct. 17."

Claims that Disney/Lucasfilm does not care about fans is false based on these reports. If Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Bob Iger at Disney, and the Star Wars story group did not care about Star Wars fans like many claims; why did they spend so much money in their efforts of making the best film ever?

If they could care less about the fandom and the franchise, Kennedy would have kept Lord and Miller on the project and let the project fall apart. But, thankfully for us, they do care. The same rings true for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, when they paid a substantial amount of credits to help Garreth Edwards finish the film, which would have been a disaster if left alone. 

Instead of hurling false accusations and insults at Disney/Lucasfilm, we should be sending Bob Iger and Kathleen Kennedy a thank you note. My way of doing so will see the movie over and over again in the theatre with a grateful heart.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story drops worldwide May 25, 2018, and even sooner for some of us.

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