Who is Hassan Taj? The sweet outstanding character of the Acolyte wins hearts

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “The Acolyte” Episode 6 aired on Disney+ on July 2, 2024, and while an excitingly intense story unfolds, the addition of an adorable character made the “Star Wars” show considerably better. The character of Bazil played by Hassan Taj joined the series in Episode 4 and soon became a fan favorite.

Since its debut on streaming platforms, “The Acolyte” has sparked controversy, polarizing viewers due to perceived plot holes, runtime concerns, inconsistencies with “Star Wars” canon, forced representation, and many other issues.

But Bazil’s character seems to be the only thing that has been unanimously praised and adored by fans worldwide.

Who is Bazil in ‘The Acolyte’?

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Photocom of the series “The Acolyte” (@lucasfilm)

Bazil is a Tynnan tracker who is naturally sensitive with his nose and helps the Jedi track Mae (Amandla Stenberg) down when she is in Khofar in search of Kelnacca (Joonas Suotamo). Bazil belongs to the planet Tyanna and is the second Tynnan to be introduced after being included in “Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel audiobook”.

Bazil plays an important role in the story of the series when he takes the Jedi to where Kelnacca uses a hypersensitive nose that helps him follow Mae. At the end of Episode 5, he also collects the Pip after Qimir (Manny Jacinto) kills the umber moths.

In Episode 6, he takes the fight to Mae who impersonates her sister Osha around Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae) and in a way, he saves Master Sun’s life after helping him identify Mae.

In the upcoming episodes, he might play a very important role as Master Sun tries to search for Osha and his very sensitive nose can be useful to locate her on the unknown planet.

Unfortunately, however, the only person who could understand him Yord Fandar (Charlie Barnett) was killed at the hands of Qimir and he finds it difficult to express himself in the coming episodes.

Hassan Taj’s connection with the “Star Wars” universe

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Hassan Taj has been associated with the “Star Wars” universe for a long time (@lucasfilm)

Hassan Taj has been associated with the “Star Wars” universe for a long time. In “The Acolyte”, he plays Bazil, but he has also worked on many different aspects of the universe in other films.

He was the creature and droid puppeteer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. He performed the same duty in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker’ which came out in 2019. He also played the role of R2-D2 in the movie.

In addition to the “Star Wars” universe, he was also part of the popular TV series “3 Body Problem” as a Chimpanzee performer.

How to stream ‘The Acolyte’?

Joonas Suotamo in 'The Acolyte' (@lucasfilmltd)
Joonas Suotamo in ‘The Acolyte’ (@lucasfilm)

“The Acolyte” Episodes 1-6 are streaming on Disney+ with a new episode dropping every Tuesday until July 16, 2024.

To watch the show, you’ll need a Disney+ Subscription. To stream ‘The Acolyte’, you’ll need a Disney+ subscription.

The basic membership plan with ads costs $7.99/month while the premium plan (without ads) comes at $13.99/month or $139.99/year.

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“The Acolyte” Episodes 1-6 are streaming on Disney+.

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