Was all that money spent worth it?
Solo: A Star Wars Story experienced an abundance of production complications and reshoots, which has effectively helped the film accumulate the largest budget of all the Star Wars films in their lucrative franchise thus far. At $250 million, the origin story is also viewed as one of the most expensive film productions of all time.
The film's original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who initially envisioned the project as a buddy-buddy comedy, were inevitably replaced by executives at LucasFilm only four months into production. The company then brought aboard Hollywood heavyweight Ron Howard to help transform the film into an action-packed adventure.
Solo now ranks alongside other Disney cinematic endeavours that boast excessively bloated spending budgets. The most expensive film production of all time belongs to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which cost a staggering $410 million back in 2010.
In a close second and third place is Avengers: Age of Ultron and Infinity War, which both cost well over $300 million.