Eric Francisco

Eric Francisco is the senior entertainment reporter at Inverse. If a movie or TV show has superheroes, alien worlds, kung fu, or John Cena, he's your man to make sense of it all. A year after a chance encounter during his internship at Late Night with Seth Meyers put him on a path to journalism, Eric joined Inverse in 2015 as one of its first hires. He now reviews new releases that make up your Netflix binge weekends while also reporting on geek pop culture trends, like the controversial Comicsgate movement, the resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, and Asian-American representation. His pull quotes have been featured for movies and TV shows such as Now You See Me 2 (2016), Venom (2018), Child’s Play (2019), and WandaVision (2021). Before the pandemic, Eric attended New York Comic-Con nine years in a row. Follow Eric on Twitter @EricFrancisco24, where you'll see him yelling about the New Jersey Devils. You may also run into him on the virtual battlefield of Call of Duty: Warzone, but only after hours.

Last Call

You need to watch The Rock’s most subversive sci-fi thriller before it leaves HBO Max next week

Dwayne Johnson’s villainous turn in this action thriller is a rare sight to behold.

The Inverse Interview

Why Moon Knight’s head writer refused to “go toe to toe” with Batman

Head writer Jeremy Slater reveals how rethinking Moon Knight created Marvel’s latest hit.

Hands On
The Inverse Interview

Stranger Things cast unpack a "quite metaphorical" Season 4

It’s a new year at Hawkins, and everyone’s favorite ‘80s kids will never be the same.

Entertainment

Upload renewed for Season 3. How much longer can Amazon’s best show last?

One of the best original rom-coms of the Peak TV era is renewed for more, but where will it go next?

The Inverse Interview

Doctor Strange 2 writer says Wanda is the Hulk Hogan of the MCU

Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron reveals what made Wanda turn heel.

Entertainment

Darth Vader's lightsaber fights in Obi-Wan might look sick as hell

Obi-Wan is poised to emulate the prequels in an interesting way, and with good reason.

The Rules of Time Travel

You need to watch the most unique time-travel epic ASAP

This Marvel movie doesn’t need any more recognition, but its handling of time travel is frankly remarkable.

Entertainment

Kevin Feige wants you to forget Ms. Marvel is Inhuman in the MCU

In a new interview, Marvel’s Kevin Feige reveals that Ms. Marvel is undergoing some serious changes in her MCU debut on Disney+.

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 theory completely changes 3 major Marvel scenes

The sequel to Doctor Strange confirms that dreams are windows into the multiverse. What does that mean for characters like Bucky, Shang-Chi, and the Punisher?

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2's cameos confirm Marvel’s most annoying new habit

Deafening prolonged cheers are only a problem when Marvel’s movies are in theaters, but that’s the exact scenario Marvel wants us to see them.

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 incursions could set up an X-Men-Avengers crossover movie

The concept of incursions are introduced in Multiverse of Madness. But what are they? And what do they indicate about the future of the MCU?

Entertainment

Here's what Doctor Strange 2 really means for the Fantastic Four

After meeting the Illuminati on Earth-838, will Doctor Strange form his own team now that incursions are a threat?

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 mid-credits scene explained: How [spoilers] sets up a dark future in the MCU

Are Doctor Strange’s days numbered? Another magic user may take Stephen Strange’s place.

Ten years ago, Marvel's 'The Avengers' gave Hollywood a new superpower

A decade after its historic release, Hollywood writers, producers, and critics reflect on the monumental release of Marvel's first theatrical crossover: 'The Avengers'

Strange histories

Science and superheroes invented the multiverse by mistake — they’re still fighting over it today

As Doctor Strange and The Flash enter the multiverse, scientists question what it means for the future.

The Inverse Review

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness plunges the MCU to scary depths

With all-time great performances and the work of Sam Raimi, the MCU proves surprising even after all this time.

Sophisticated Gamer
Entertainment

Thor: Love and Thunder trailer teases the MCU debut of Thor's biggest rival

The MCU is opening the doors to Olympus. Who awaits us in that pantheon of gods?

MCU

By avoiding Orientalist tropes, Moon Knight continues Marvel's most important trend

This isn't the first time the MCU has been careful, nor is it the last.