Pepsi has released the official promotional trailer for the upcoming Super Bowl LVI halftime show.
The February 13 show will feature a performance by Snoop Dogg, 50, Mary J. Blige, 51, Eminem, 49, Dr. Dre, 56, and Kendrick Lamar, 34.
Straight Outta Compton director F Gary Gray created the trailer, which is titled The Call.
‘The most epic, star-studded Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show trailer is OUT,’ Pepsi captioned the post on social media.
Teaser: On Thursday Pepsi released the official promotional trailer for the upcoming Super Bowl LVI halftime show: The February 13 show will feature a performance by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem (pictured), Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar
The three-minute and 48-second video shows each entertainer living their day-to-day lives in their respective worlds before they’re alerted to the Super Bowl opportunity via their phones.
The cinematic trailer then shows them making their way to Los Angeles, where the annual sporting event will be held at SoFi Stadium.
The clip opens on a chess board with a queen piece being dramatically placed as the structure erupts into the buildings of downtown Los Angeles.
From there the viewer is taken into Eminem’s universe as he trades lyrics in a music lab with the younger, bleach blonde version of himself, Slim Shady.
When the Detroit-raised artist is distracted by his phone he picks it up and his facial expression becomes filled with excited shock.
The screen warps into a runway where a plane swiftly takes off and swoops through the sky before the viewer is transported to a palm-tree-lined road where Snoop Dogg is found bouncing in a low rider car.
The scene is soundtracked by Snoop’s and Dr. Dre’s 2000 hit song The Next Episode.
When the Long Beach native gets a ping from his phone he subtly nods his head and hauls the car in the opposite direction.
Plot: Long Beach native Snoop Dogg gets a ping from his phone, subtly nods his head, then hauls his car in the opposite direction
Storyline: In the online commercial Mary gets primped in a blue fur coat before finding out about the Super Bowl opportunity
Looking good: Mary put on a glamorous display in the nearly four-minute-long Super Bowl LVI teaser
Next, the spotlight turns to Mary, who’s being primped in a blue fur coat as her 2001 hit Hateration plays in the background.
The No More Drama singer is fully in her element as she gets her makeup done and hair fluffed for a photo shoot that ends up broadcast on a digital billboard in Times Square.
She models glamour in multiple outfits as the perspective shifts to her posing in front of a sports car in sunglasses and super size gold hoop earrings.
After receiving a message on her phone she smiles and heads off in the aforementioned car, headed to the city of angels.
In his zone: Kendrick Lamar, the youngest in the group, sits at a desk in a dimly lit room as he scribbles poetry on multiple pieces of paper
Lyricist at work: Kendrick Lamar writes and releases papers into a whirlwind around him
Then comes Kendrick Lamar, the youngest in the group, who’s sitting at a desk in a dimly lit room as he scribbles prose on multiple pieces of paper.
The music transitions to his 2017 massive success HUMBLE. from the album DAMN.
The TDE music artist puts pen to paper and then throws the sheets into the air in a fit of frustration, showing a tedious writing process.
Eventually, like the others, he gets a notification from his mobile device before rubbing his chin in satisfaction.
Scenic: The teaser morphs to a beach scene where Dr. Dre, dressed in all black, walks along the shoreline on a cloudy day, leaving a trail of footprints in his wake
Mastermind: Dre is revealed to be the person first seen strategically moving the chessboard pieces at the start of the promo,
The teaser then morphs to a beach scene where Dr. Dre, dressed in all black, walks along the shoreline on a cloudy day, leaving a trail of footprints in his wake.
Along the crashing beach waves a stretch of piano keys appears as the the recognizable staccato rift of his 1999 track Still D.R.E. begins to play.
Dre is revealed to be the person first seen strategically moving the chessboard pieces at the start of the promo, as his full plan unfolds.
Climax: Finally, all five artists arrive outside of Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium, meeting up to carry out their imminent joint performance
Token woman: Mary steals the show in a strapless mini dress and thigh-high boots as she makes her way to SoFi Stadium
Finally, all five artists arrive outside of Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium, meeting up to carry out their imminent joint performance.
It’s nighttime when they get to the location and they’re all seen rocking staples of their signature individual styles.
Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige are the flashiest of the bunch, both rocking long, statement-making coats.
Meanwhile their counterparts, Kendrick, Eminem, and Dre are much more casual in understated outfits.
Fittingly the moment they all come together is backed by 1995’s California Love by the late rapper Tupac.
Signature look: Snoop Dogg is among the flashiest of the bunch, rocking a long, statement-making coat and sunglasses
Humble: Kendrick Lamar keeps his look casual and low-key as he tucks his hands in his hoodie
NFL officials are expected a full stadium of guests for the highly-anticipated sporting event, which will take place one day before Valentine’s Day, Reuters reported.
There’s no capacity limit for the venue, which seats 70,240, but fans will be required to show vaccination passports and wear face masks.
Adam Burke, president & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, told the publication that the stadium is ‘red carpet ready.’
Ready to go: All five bonafide superstars are set to take the Pepsi halftime stage in just a few weeks
Coming soon: The Pepsi halftime show will premiere on February 13 live from Los Angeles