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.

Geeking Out

Geeking Out With Bear McCreary

“There’s something about film music in general that allows me to go to other places in my imagination.”


David Hasselhoff As Nick Fury Is a Glimpse Into a Strange Marvel Universe

The MCU almost had a strange, cheap start.

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“I Did Not Imagine This": Disney's New Show Redefines a Searing Race Epic

Gene Luen Yang had concerns about adapting his celebrated graphic novel for the screen. Here’s how he changed his mind.


'The Flash' TV Show Did One Thing Better Than Marvel Ever Could

An ode to how The Flash ran circles around the rest.


Daniel Wu’s Journey To The West

“Americans think I’m just a kung fu star, and that’s not really indicative of my whole career.”


'The Flash' Director Confirms a Mind-Blowing Celebrity Cameo

A national treasure joins the team.

The Inverse Interview

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals the Surprising Reason TV Is Harder Than Movies

In the True Lies-inspired Netflix series, Schwarzenegger faced unlikely new challenges.


'Guardians 3' VFX Artist Reveals How a Dead Villain Actually Survived

Not even death stops the best villains from carrying out their schemes.


'Deadpool 2' Was the Unexpectedly Moving Response to 'Avengers: Infinity War'

The Avengers told a big, unwieldy story about death. Deadpool got intimate about grief.


What the Shocking 'Fast X' Post-Credit Cameo Means for Fast 11

The Fast & Furious is gearing up for its own Avengers: Endgame-style finale, which means bringing the big guns back.


How the 'Fast X' Ending Betrays All That Made Fast & Furious Great

If Fast & Furious really cared about its family, why is it comfortable turning them into zombies?


'Ip Man 5'? Donnie Yen Announces Sequel to Movie Where His Character Definitely Died

The franchise's last installment came in 2019, and didn't end well for our hero.


Is 'Killers of the Flower Moon' a True Story? The Dark History Behind Scorsese's Next Movie

Set for Apple TV+, this will be a Martin Scorsese epic unlike any other.


5 Fast & Furious Characters You Need to Remember Before Seeing 'Fast X'

Heroes and villains come and go. But family is forever.


The Chase That Changed Fast & Furious Forever

The notoriously bombastic action franchise has spent the last decade trying to outdo what it accomplished in 2011’s Fast Five.


'Superman: Legacy' Leak Reveals DC's Refreshing New Direction

Next to All-Star Superman, James Gunn is clearly finding inspiration in the most influential superhero movie of all time.

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