Timberlake's return to an NFL stage is a significant one considering that, in 2004, the so-called "wardrobe malfunction" during his performance with Janet Jackson raised the ire of the league and television viewers and spurred a crackdown by the FCC on objectionable broadcast material.
It's unclear whether Timberlake will perform the halftime show alone or, as at recent Super Bowls, he would be joined by special guests.
Goofing around with pal Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake asked in a faux-accent, "Excuse me sir, do you have the time?"
Justin Timberlake will be the Super Bowl LII halftime act.
As previously reported, it's been 14 years since the former N*Sync artist's infamous performance with Janet Jackson in which she accidentally exposed her bare breast on live TV. Timberlake was most recently nominated for an Academy Award® for the song "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" from the film Trolls for which he won his 10th Grammy.
Officials with the National Football League expect to release more details about his performance at a later date. Jackson's career never again rose to the same commercial heights she had achieved before the Super Bowl controversy.