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.
The Inverse Review
'The Suicide Squad' review: DC’s blood-soaked answer to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Eric Francisco
Channeling more of his Troma roots, James Gunn rains blood and chaos. The result is magnificent.
Last Call
You need to watch the most disturbing dystopian movie on HBO Max before it leaves this week
Eric Francisco
When Stanley Kubrick unleashed this controversial classic, the world was unprepared for its impact.
Entertainment
'BuzzFeed Unsolved': On their "last hurrah" and why they never lied about ghosts
Eric Francisco
Since 2016, Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej have tried to crack cold cases and find proof of ghosts. This year, their journey comes to an end.
It's Teela
He-Man shocker: Kevin Smith reveals the unexpected hero of ‘Revelation’
Eric Francisco
'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' showrunner Kevin Smith says the story of Teela was the "engine" for the Netflix series.
Last Call
You need to watch the most spine-chilling sci-fi thriller before it leaves HBO Max this week
Eric Francisco
This influential sci-fi movie dares to ask a simple question: What happens while we die?
Inverse Codex
'Spawn' cast, plot, release date, and trailer news for R-rated reboot
Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
Todd McFarlane's demonic anti-hero is returning to the big screen. Here’s everything we know.
Entertainment
Snake Eyes 2: Henry Golding reveals a huge twist that's still coming
Eric Francisco
'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins' introduces a new version of Snake Eyes on the big screen. But his biggest transformation is still ahead.
The Inverse Review
'Snake Eyes' review: It's the movie of my dreams. It should be more.
Eric Francisco
The G.I. Joe franchise starts over with Henry Golding as the fan-favorite character. But does it offer enough for moviegoers?
The Inverse Interview
'Snake Eyes' star Henry Golding channels his main character energy
Eric Francisco
“I’m always the outsider,” the Snake Eyes star says.
MCU
'Moon Knight' could set up werewolves in the MCU, Kevin Smith hints
Eric Francisco
Former Howard the Duck showrunner Kevin Smith wasn’t allowed to use a character from Marvel’s horror history. The reason why is interesting.
Last Call
You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi epic on Netflix before it leaves next week
Eric Francisco
In 2015, the Wachowskis strived for an original sci-fi of epic proportions. It flopped, but it’s by no means forgettable.
Inverse Codex
'Candyman' 2021 trailer, release date, cast, plot for the Tony Todd sequel
Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
Jordan Peele writes the sequel to this '90s horror classic.
Mischief Managed
‘Loki’ finale set ups Marvel’s multiverse, ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Avengers 5,’ and more
Eric Francisco
With sequels to Spider-Man and Doctor Strange about to make the MCU even weirder, here’s how Loki just kick-started the journey.
Inverse Codex
'Planet of the Apes 4' 2020 release date, trailer, cast, and more on the Disney sequel
Allie Gemmill, Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
A reboot? A sequel? Here's what we know about the future of the acclaimed dystopian sci-fi series.
The Inverse Interview
Shang-Chi writer: "America can be a very different country for different people."
Eric Francisco
When David Callaham wanted to stretch out from typical action movies, he turned to the ultimate origin story: America's. Here's how it led him to the MCU.
Thunderbolts
‘Black Widow’ Easter egg may confirm an electrifying ‘Avengers 5’ theory
Eric Francisco
A storm is coming to the MCU in the form of the Thunderbolts. Here's how Black Widow sets the stage for this super-team to strike.
Last Call
You need to watch the best post-apocalypse movie on HBO Max before it leaves this month
Eric Francisco
This stand-alone classic made its mark before the rise of cinema superheroes.
Inverse Codex
'Spiral: From the Book of Saw' trailer, release date, cast, and plot for the Chris Rock sequel
Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
It's time to play a new game. Here’s everything we know.
Avenge Her
Did Red Guardian fight Captain America? We asked 'Black Widow’s director and star
Eric Francisco
Cate Shortland and David Harbour offer their takes on Alexei’s tall tales of fighting the star-spangled hero.
Avenge Her
'Black Widow' ending explained: An 'Infinity War' Easter egg is hiding in plain sight
Eric Francisco
The ending of Black Widow bridges Natasha’s journey between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Here’s how.