After months of internet speculation that Rey (whose last name has yet to be revealed) is a member of the Solo clan, it seems that theory might just be going to the wayside for the time being, or else left up to speculation and unanswered until the sequel to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.‘
It seems that many sources are now coming out and stating that there is no reveal that Rey is the daughter of Han and Leia, though with Abram’s past (cough*CumberbatchisKhan*cough) this could just be more misdirection from the man. Here are the quotes from the unnamed sources from the production disputing the Rey-is-a-Solo theory:
“None of the heroes… the kids… are Solos or Skywalkers.”
“She’s not a Solo.” (From a source that rightfully claimed that Jakku was not Tatooine)
“It would not knock me on my knees to learn she is a Solo. VII does not answer that question. It just presents it.”We have not seen anything to make us think the girl is the daughter… yet.” (from a source near the recent scoring sessions)
Ok, so as stated before, this could be a huge smokescreen put on by Abrams and company to keep us off the trail, or it could just be information letting us know that her parentage will not be revealed in the first installment of the upcoming trilogy, which would be similar to us finding out Luke Skywalker’s parentage in the second episode of the original trilogy. Also interesting, as others have noted, is the fact that the first quote states that “none of the heroes…are Solos or Skywalkers,” which does leave open the theory that Kylo Ren might be a son to either Luke or Han, which would be an interesting twist on the original drama of the father being a villain.
Yet at this point there’s still no concrete evidence of either theory, and we are still too far off from the release of the film to really get any big plot points revealed. Here is hoping more information will be released as we get closer to the winter release date of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ and that all the story elements will combine into an epic film worthy of the name ‘Star Wars.’
Source: Making Star Wars