Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Pathaan’ , produced under Yash Raj Films banner, emerged as the highest Bollywood grosser in 2023. After the enormous success of the movies under YRF’s Spy Universe , now, the makers are all set for the next installments under the franchise including Salman Khan ’s Tiger 3.
What is YRF Spy Universe?
The YRF Spy Universe is an Indian shared universe focused on a series of espionage action-thriller films featuring various fictional RAW agents. It is produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films. The franchise is a commercial success, grossing ₹2,426 crore on a combined budget of ₹615 crore, thus becoming the second highest-grossing Indian franchise.
After the grand success at the box office with Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, War and Pathaan, the makers have started prepping up for more projects including War 2 and an untitled movie that will show Pathaan and Tiger locking horns.
As per the previous schedule, Tiger 3 starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi will hit the theatres on November 10. Movie lovers are excited after the official confirmation of SRK’s extended cameo in ‘Tiger 3’ as Pathaan . While all eyes are on Tiger 3 updates, the makers have already started planning for their next ventures under the Spy Universe.
As per the latest reports, War- starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the lead along with Vani Kapoor, directed by Siddharth Anand hitting the box by the collection of Rs 400 crore, the movie emerged as the highest grossing bollywood movie of 2019. Now, the makers are all set for its sequel.
War 2 will be directed by Ayan Mukerji and Hrithik will be reprising his character of Kabir. The storyline will continue from the end of Tiger 3. The makers are targeting late 2024 or early 2025 for its release. Furthermore, the makers have reportedly chalked out plans to bring another A-lister into the franchise to form the base for the biggest film under YRF Spy Universe.
However, the makers might have plans to bring in together all the action heroes together in one film. Undoubtedly, the movie with all the action heroes of YRF will become the much-awaited movie of the Hindi cinema industry.
Movies of YRF Spy Universe:
The first film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012) and its sequel ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ (2017) focused on a fictional RAW agent played by Bhaijaan of the industry (Salman Khan).
War (2019) tells the story of a RAW agent played by Hrithik Roshan. Before making War, producer Aditya Chopra and director Siddharth Anand came up with the idea of merging these films and creating a shared universe by crossing over the characters who all belong to the RAW. However, War was still made as a stand-alone film without directly connecting to the first two Tiger films.
After Tiger Zinda Hai and War, “Pathaan” starring Shah Rukh Khan as the nominal character and a RAW agent, directed by Siddharth Anand, is the first film to have characters appearing from both the Tiger franchise and War. It is the fourth film in the SPY Universe and the first YRF film to have a crossover.