Fast & Furious 6 Finally Explains Itself

The plot involves the old gang getting back together to take on a new gang led by Luke Evans and Michelle Rodriguez.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Fast & Furious 6 is coming out in just four months – FOUR MONTHS – and we're only just now finding out what the plot is about? Come to think of it, where are the trailers for this sucker? Did anyone remember to actually advertize this movie? Fast Five was a pretty big hit, you know. You might want to fill the audiences in on the fact that a sequel is coming out on May 24.

Well, apparently somebody finally remembered and issued a press release (via Coming Soon) running down the storyline of the latest installment. And the first footage from the film is going to be screened as a Super Bowl trailer this Sunday. It turns out that the cast of the original film – now millionaires – has everything they could ever want except the ability to return home to the United States. So when a team of "mercenary drivers" pops up, led by Luke Evans and a (supposedly dead) Michelle Rodriguez, the old team reunites with Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to take them down in exchange for a full pardon.

We like it. It's clean and simple, the very thing that allowed Fast Five to breathe long enough for the characters to make an impact in between all the ridiculous action sequences. The full press release is below.

"Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in "Fast & Furious 6." Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, "Fast & Furious 6" sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series."

William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline's Film Channel, the co-host of The B-Movies Podcast and the co-star of The Trailer Hitch. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.