When it comes to the Star Wars franchise, fan theories have long been a part of the community surrounding the films. The upcoming Rise of Skywalker is no different, with the suggestion that Han Solo is Rey's father making waves online recently. However, this rumor has been shut down by Pablo Hidalgo, a creative executive at Lucasfilm.
A fan asked Hidalgo for his opinion on the rumor. Hidalgo stated simply that the theory "doesn't fit with the timeline." The theory depends on the fact that Han and Leia were estranged when Rey was conceived by Han, but Hidalgo asserted that does not fit with the canon in the universe. Hidalgo explained "Han and Leia were together up until about 5 years before [The Force Awakens] when it all went to hell, and Rey is 19." Later in the thread, he further clarifies that Rey is 19 in The Force Awakens specifically.
That doesn’t fit with the timeline. Han and Leia were together up until about 5 years before TFA when it all went to hell, and Rey is 19.— Pablo Hidalgo, Lazer Sword Enthusiast (@pablohidalgo) May 29, 2019
This discrepancy weakens the claim that Han is Rey's father. However, with months left until the film's release, this is unlikely to be the final word on the matter.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives December 20.