PeepingMoon Exclusive: YRF SPY UNIVERSE - Hrithik Roshan set to return as Major Kabir with War 2; Siddharth Anand might not direct it!


Aditya Chopra’s SPY UNIVERSE is officially the biggest tentpole Indian film franchise. And after the unprecedented box office performance of Pathaan, Chopra intends to raise the bar even higher with its upcoming movies in the espionage world. The Yash Raj Films head honcho has massive plans to take the universe forward and is also planning a "Tiger vs. Pathaan" project, bringing together India's two biggest superstars, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, in a proper two-hero film after 30 long years. The Tiger-Pathaan rivalry film, however, is still in the initial stage and might only happen one or two more films later. So, what's next in the YRF spy world? has exclusively learned that Yash Raj Films is next making WAR 2. Aditya Chopra and Shridhar Raghavan have finished the scripting, and the film will go into production at the end of this year. "Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s War was the third YRF spy film after Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai. But that film was created as a solo film with no clear connection to the previous Tiger movies. Pathaan started the crossover of previous spy characters, and was directly linked to War. Salman’s Diwali release, Tiger 3, will continue the crossover, with SRK’s character making an extended cameo. And then will come Hrithik’s War 2, which will be a massive crossover of all five previous spy films. The sequel has been written in such a way that it has a connection with the previous spy stories. Hrithik will return as Major Kabir Dhaliwal; however, it’s yet unknown if the film will tell Kabir’s backstory with Jim (John Abraham) or it’ll be set in a completely new setting," an industry source told us.

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War 2 will be Hrithik Roshan’s next film after his upcoming aerial action thriller, Fighter, scheduled to release in cinemas on January 25, 2024. The Bang Bang star has given his dates and will commence shooting at year's end. Siddharth Anand, however, might or might not direct this film. The War and Pathaan director’s involvement with War 2 hasn’t been confirmed so far, and sources say there is a possibility that the sequel might see another filmmaker wielding the directorial baton. We will update on the War 2 director once we get a little more clarity. Keep an eye on Peepingmoon!