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.

Respawn

Spawn creator says new movie script is necessary to become the next Joker

Todd McFarlane once wrote a script to his own Spawn movie. Now, he tells Inverse why he’s fine with a new draft by new writers.

New Blood

Werewolf by Night’s breakout star on Elsa Bloodstone’s future in the MCU

Werewolf by Night star Laura Donnelly and co-executive producer Brian Gay talk about what's coming next for Marvel's latest heroine.

Hairy Situation

Werewolf by Night director defends lack of post-credits scene

Director Michael Giacchino reveals why Werewolf by Night lacks a precious MCU staple — and why it is all the better for it.

The Inverse Review

Marvel’s Werewolf by Night is an instant horror movie classic

Absent of meaning but full of atmosphere and mood, Marvel’s first seasonal special is stylish and frightening in equal measure.

Blind Side

Daredevil's She-Hulk cameo reveals one big problem for his new series

Daredevil's appearance in She-Hulk is fun, but what does it bode for his future in the MCU?

The Inverse Interview

Finn Jones loves the sick, twisted ending of his new horror movie

The Iron Fist alum talks the dark twists of The Visitor, the nature of destiny, and having fun at Mardi Gras.

An unexpected journey

How Rings of Power stunt coordinator made a more “organic” Helm's Deep

“I was doing Gangs of New York,” Hollywood veteran Vic Armstrong tells Inverse.

The Inverse Interview

How Werewolf By Night morphed into Marvel’s most exciting project yet

Childhood fears and classic monster movies make up the DNA of Marvel’s most unusual Disney+ exclusive yet.

Seeding the Future

What the emotional ending of Vesper actually means

While not the tidiest resolution, the ending of Vesper includes a moving lesson about seeding hope for the future.

Snap Back

Iron Fist star remembers “turbulence” in his time in the MCU

Acknowledging that his time in the MCU wasn’t totally rosy, actor Finn Jones is still down for a return to the MCU as Iron Fist.

Healing Factor

Deadpool 3 won't undo Marvel's best movie, Ryan Reynolds confirms

A video that promises to “answer” all your burning questions confirms one very important detail about Wolverine.

The Inverse Review

Vesper is a breathtaking sci-fi warning about our real-life future

Directors Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper return to cinemas with Vesper, an ethereal tale about survival in a dying world.

Hulk Hijinks

She-Hulk shows how Marvel can fix its biggest tone problem

Its full embrace of the easygoing sitcom format raises a question: Who else in the MCU can have fun?

The Inverse Review

Don’t Worry Darling is an erotic thriller with limp execution

A hot start leads to an unsatisfying conclusion in Olivia Wilde's second directorial.

Ghost Protocol

Marvel interview reveals the Thunderbolts movie's secret weapon

Ghost's inability to connect with others makes her an easy metaphor for a team of anti-heroes trying to feel like a family.

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch DC’s most underrated movie of all time on Netflix ASAP

Released to little fanfare in 2005, this movie now stands on its own as an unusual concoction of superhero action and demonic horror.

Dangerous Habits

Constantine 2 signals new life for DC movies — but at what cost?

17 years after it came and went, Constantine is undergoing resurrection. What does it mean for the rest of the DC franchise?

Master of Kang Fu

Shang-Chi 2’s rumored release date could mean big things for Avengers 5

The Master of Kung Fu is poised to play a major role in Phase Six on the MCU.

Rock On

Rings of Power expands on a classic Tolkien theme in exciting new ways

Mithril is a precious resource in Tolkien’s saga, and not just because it’s priceless.

Within Cells, Interlinked

Blade Runner 2099: Amazon sequel brings us closer to a Blade Runner Cinematic Universe

Set 50 years after Blade Runner 2049, the new Blade Runner 2099 will stream alongside Amazon’s other big bets.