The real fans of Star Wars are talking about Han Solo having twins, a boy and a girl. Is there a canon answer to that?

  • İ changed the question with this one after that comment
    – icey
    Dec 19, 2015 at 23:43
  • @JasonBaker Indeed; close-vote retracted (and upvote added) after that very major edit! And I'll delete my above comments to avoid spoilers ;-)
    – Rand al'Thor
    Dec 19, 2015 at 23:59
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    What do you mean by "the real fans of Star Wars"?
    – RedCaio
    Dec 20, 2015 at 0:06
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    @icey Please don't completely change questions like that in the future. Delete it and post your new question separately next time.
    – user1027
    Dec 20, 2015 at 0:09

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You're probably hearing mention of Jacen and Jaina Solo, introduced in Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy (Leia was pregnant through the first two books, and the twins were born in the last).

The Solo twins were regular character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, and are quite popular among many fans of the EU, but are no longer canon; they were relegated to the non-canon Legends continuity with the rest of the EU following Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm.

In the current canon, Han and Leia only have one known child, revealed in The Force Awakens:

Kylo Ren, whose birth name is Ben

Whether Disney will borrow any elements from Jacen and Jaina's adventures remains to be seen; there's already at least one similarity:

In the Legacy of the Force novels, published between 2006 and 2008, Jacen Solo fell to the Dark Side and became Darth Caedus. One of his more unsettling acts was killing his younger brother, Anakin Solo.

The similarities to The Force Awakens should be obvious.

  • IIRC, Jacen was also front-and-center in one of the Jedi Academy games.
    – Derek
    Dec 20, 2015 at 0:00
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    @Derek Are you thinking of Jaden Korr, the playable character from Jedi Academy?
    – RedCaio
    Dec 20, 2015 at 0:01
  • ah, yea that's it.
    – Derek
    Dec 20, 2015 at 0:05
  • Actually, we don't know that Ben is Solo (vs. Organa) Dec 20, 2015 at 6:31
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    We don't know that Ben is their only child...
    – user40790
    Dec 22, 2015 at 2:04

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