Beyoncé wasn’t the only explosive performance to air during the Super Bowl. The game, known for its entertaining series of blockbuster commercials, aired highlights of one of the biggest films due to come out in 2013: Fast & Furious 6.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson return for a sixth time for the $1.5 billion movie franchise; the last Fast & Furious film grossed a reported $626 million worldwide. Justin Lin returned as director for a fourth time and was joined by producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, as well as Clayton Townsend.
The new film picked up directly where the characters left off after Rio, where the team scattered around the world when they split $100 million following a successful heist. The film bought back Fast & Furious vets Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky. Also joining the cast are newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
In the film, Hobbs asked the gang to meet in London to tackle a group of lethally-skilled mercenary drivers in exchange for full pardons allowing them to return home.
Fast & Furious 6 will be in theaters Memorial Day 2013.
The biggest U.S. sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, was interrupted by a 35-minute power outage in the New Orleans Superdome on Sunday. Moments after Baltimore's Jacoby Jones opened the second half with a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that gave the Ravens a 28-6 lead early the third quarter, the scoreboard and half of the overheard lights in the Superdome went out. Officials waved a stop in play, in a development that short-circuited the most watched television event of the year.
The Baltimore Ravens survived a late fight back from the San Francisco 49ers and claimed a 34-31 Super Bowl victory on Sunday. For the Ravens, who were outscored 25-13 in the second half, the victory marked the 17-year-old franchise's second National Football League championship and first in 12 years.