This year’s Super Bowl won’t happen until February 13, but you can get ready for the star-studded halftime show right now, thanks to a cinematic trailer that Pepsi just dropped on Thursday.
Directed by Straight Outta Compton and Friday director F. Gary Gray, the trailer is titled The Call, and it features four of this year’s halftime headliners — Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar — all receiving a mysterious call that makes them rush off by plane, car and bicycle to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the site of the big game.
As each performer appears in the trailer, we hear one of their hits: “Rap God,” “The Next Episode,” “Family Affair” and “HUMBLE.”
The call comes from the fifth headliner, Dr. Dre, introduced by his hit “Still D.R.E.” He meets up with the other four outside the stadium. As they walk towards it, “California Love” begins to play.
“Each time I collaborate with Dre, it seems to mark an important moment in entertainment history, from projects like Friday, Set It Off, Straight Outta Compton, to now the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show,” Gray said in a statement. “As a super fan, I consider it an honor and privilege to authentically build and create this moment with five of the most legendary artists in music history. It’s been a blast!”
In the coming days, look for information on giveaways, including limited-edition Super Bowl LVI footballs signed by Dr. Dre, plus news on how you can win some of the props from the trailer shoot.
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