Who is the mysterious head of the Eteon corporation?
Elba's super-villain Brixton Lore is the latest in a long line of Fast villains who identify as a hired guns. Yes, he wants to unleash the curiously named "Snowflake" virus, which will inevitably cause mass death and suffering, but he still takes his orders from a shadow-y corporation called Eteon, an evil organization that appears to have an unlimited budget for sleek glass headquarters and ineffective gun-toting henchman. What do screenwriters Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce reveal about Eteon over the course of Hobbs & Shaw? Not much, actually; just don't invest in them, please.
One thing we do know: Eteon is headed up by a mysterious figure who communicates with Lore via conference call and cheesy voice-modulation software. There are enough scenes in the movie featuring this "voice" that you'll probably think the identify of the voice behind Eteon will be revealed -- ideally, that's what a post-credits scene is for -- but Morgan and Pearce decide to punt that inevitable twist to a later sequel, giving you something to speculate about in the parking lot after the movie. The most obvious candidate is Charlize Theron's hacker Cipher, who ended The Fate of the Furious by evading capture from Dominic Toretto's crew. She's clearly powerful in this world and she's still at large.
But there are other options. It could be Kurt Russell's intelligence operative Mr. Nobody, a behind-the-scenes string-puller with ever-shifting hidden motives, or, just speculating here, it could be a twin brother of Han Seoul-Oh, the fan favorite character killed off by Deckard Shaw in Fast and Furious 6. Personally, I think the fan-service-obsessed series will find a way to bring back actor Sung Kang at some point and the writers are not above soap-opera style shenanigans. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chris Morgan went so far as to say, "Justice for Han is owed. It’s something we have discussed for a very long time and want to give the right due to."
There's always the possibility that the voice belongs to a character we haven't met yet. My wildcard guess? It could be Hobbs's criminal father, who is referenced at a couple points in the final third of Hobbs & Shaw but never shown on screen. From the beginning, the Fast series has always been obsessed with daddy issues, and it could be fun to see The Rock go head to head with whoever they cast as his father in a future sequel.