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.

Inverse Codex
'Lovecraft Country' HBO release date, trailer, cast for the timely horror series
Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
Based on the 2016 novel, Lovecraft Country reckons with the overwhelming whiteness of American weird fiction with Black heroes uncovering an ancient mystery. Here’s everything to know.
The Inverse Interview
‘Black Panther’ writer unpacks his sci-fi film debut and upcoming Marvel comic
Eric Francisco
'12 Years a Slave' and 'Black Panther' writer John Ridley takes on science-fiction in 'Needle in a Timestack.'
Entertainment
'The Batman' trailer: Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight is unstoppable
Eric Francisco
“It’s a warning.” Robert Pattinson proves why his Batman is so different in the new trailer for The Batman.
Entertainment
'Black Adam' teaser: Dwayne Johnson’s DC villain is one for the ages
Eric Francisco
Dwayne Johnson says the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe will change. Now we know what he means.
Entertainment
'The Flash' trailer: Ezra Miller teases the multiverse epic we've been waiting for
Eric Francisco
At DC FanDome, the DCEU didn’t hold back with its first look at The Flash.
The Superhero Issue
'The Batman' screenwriter reveals secrets of his dark, cerebral approach [Exclusive]
Eric Francisco
Mattson Tomlin, writer of 2022’s The Batman and Batman: The Imposter, explains why Gotham needs Batman.
Entertainment
'Halloween Kills' review: 'Infinity War'-style Part 1 is killing time
Eric Francisco
This follow-up to 2018’s remarkable reboot is less refined than its predecessor and drenched in blood.
Entertainment
'Halloween Kills' ending explained: Slasher sequel’s new final girl speaks out
Eric Francisco
Andi Matichak reveals the technicalities of fighting with slashers and her take on the evolving “final girl” trope.
The Superhero Issue
'G.I. Joe' writer Larry Hama "always" wanted an Asian Snake Eyes [Exclusive]
Eric Francisco
In 1982, 'G.I. Joe' writer Larry Hama wrote Snake Eyes' origin story, with a few compromises. Now, in 2021, he finally has the story he wanted to tell.
Last Call
You need to watch the most chilling Stephen King series on Netflix before it leaves next week
Eric Francisco
In 2017, another unsuccessful adaptation of Stephen King made it to cable. This one, however, is actually worth checking out.
Entertainment
'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' Adam Warlock: How Will Poulter changes the MCU
Eric Francisco
But what does Adam Warlock’s arrival hint about what’s next?
Inverse Game Reviews
'No More Heroes 3' review: All the nostalgic action your dadbod can handle
Eric Francisco
Inverse Score: 7/10
The Superhero Issue
'No Time to Die': Lashana Lynch reveals what her 007 character wants next
Eric Francisco
“We’ve been focusing on James Bond for so long,” Lynch tells Inverse. “Who else is here?”
Inverse Codex
Everything we know about ‘Extraction 2,’ Chris Hemsworth's Netflix sequel
Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
Where and who will Tyler Rake rescue next? Here's everything we know about the future of Chris Hemsworth's surprise hit new action franchise.
Busting out
'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' review: A ‘Force Awakens’ style revival about love, loss, and slime
Eric Francisco
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is reinvigorating rebirth of a classic.
Inverse Codex
'Justice League Dark' HBO Max release date, trailer, cast for the J.J. Abrams show
Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
Enter the dark side of the DC Universe. Here's everything we know about J.J. Abrams’ live-action series coming to HBO Max.
The Inverse Interview
Would you lend your car to James Bond? 'No Time to Die' supervisor on 007's Aston Martin
Eric Francisco
For the final James Bond movie with Daniel Craig, his signature Aston Martin DB5 got one last round of work in the garage from Chris Corbould.
Wakanda Forever
'Black Panther 2': Why Marvel is stuck with anti-vaxxer Letitia Wright
Eric Francisco
Despite her alignment with the anti-vaxxer movement, Shuri’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is all but certain.
Ram Man
‘Lamb’ ending explained: Director reveals the chilling truth behind his A24 horror hit
Eric Francisco
Confused by the ending of Lamb? Director Valdimar Jóhannsson and lead Noomi Rapace reveal what the film’s final moments are all about.
License to die
'No Time to Die' ending explained: Is this really the end of James Bond?
Eric Francisco
Craig set out to make his fifth James Bond film his final performance. Is there still a chance for a sixth?