YRF Spy Universe is the most successful cinematic universe that kick-started with the Tiger franchise, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The journey began with Ek Tha Tiger in 2012 and the next instalment was Tiger Zinda Hai in 2017.
With the all-time blockbuster Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, it was revealed that YRF Spy Universe was created including the Tiger franchise and Pathaan. Later, 2019’s War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, was also included in it. Tiger 3, starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Emraan Hashmi was the last movie from the spy universe.
The interconnectivity of the movies under YRF Spy Universe was revealed in Pathaan where it was revealed that the antagonist Jim (John), was actually on the same team as Kabir (Hrithik) before he lost his way. In Pathaan, it was also established that Pathaan (SRK) and Tiger (Salman) are best friends. Both Pathaan and Tiger also appeared in Tiger 3 and Kabir (Hrithik) also made an appearance hinting at the possibility of War 2 before the most anticipated Tiger vs Pathaan.
All movies included in the cinematic universe have been big hits at the box office. Furthermore, the inclusion of Tiger and War franchises elevated the expectations from upcoming movies included under YRF Spy Universe.
Now it seems, the makers have huge plans for Tiger Vs Pathaan in which the two friends will have an extreme face-off.
As per a report by Bollywood Hungama, Aditya Chopra wants to turn the cinematic moment huge and unexpected in both scale and storyline. While earlier it was expected that after Tiger 3, it would be War 2 which would ultimately lead the story to Tiger Vs Pathaan, now, Aditya will be adding a new twist to the timeline of YRF Spy Universe by making a new film before setting up a fierce face-off between Tiger and Pathaan.
A source was quoted as saying, “YRF Spy Universe has become a huge draw for audiences worldwide as seen in the box office result that this franchise has delivered. Adi realises the sky-high expectations that every film from this spy universe currently has and he is adding a new twist to the timeline!”
Furthermore, as per a trade source, Aditya wants to set up the mega clash of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, two of India’s biggest cinematic icons, with a film that will be a precursor to the violent face-off in Tiger vs Pathaan.
“He will make a film that interconnects the YRF Spy Universe further before the ultimate showdown!” informed the trade source.