Eric Francisco

Eric Francisco was a 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.


Does 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' Have a Post-Credits Scene? The Surprising Truth Revealed (No Spoilers)

Should you stay in your seats, or should you roll out? We have you covered.


'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' Proves the Franchise is Running on Empty

The newest Transformers sequel shows there’s not much left in the tank.


'Spider-Man 4' Hits a Major Delay — For a Good Reason

Spidey has the good sense not to cross the picket line.


Harrison Ford Finally Settles the Biggest Debate in Sci-Fi History

All those arguments will be lost, like... well, you know.


'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s Wildest Cameo Matters More Than You Think

A shocking moment in Across the Spider-Verse blurs the lines between art and inspiration.


'Across the Spider-Verse’s Ending Repeats the Biggest Risk in Marvel Movie History

The bravado of the Spider-Verse will collide with superhero fatigue as its ending poses its own question: Will audiences actually return?


'Spider-Man 4' Will Be a Historic First in Marvel Movie History

No Spider-Man actor has made four movies. That might change soon.


Leigh Whannell’s Most Underrated Sci-Fi Thriller Deserves a Closer Look

Before Invisible Man, the director explored the dangers of AI in an eerily prescient 2018 film.


Does 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Have a Post-Credits Scene? A Spoiler-Free Guide

Across the Spider-Verse sets up the future of Spider-Verse in a rather surprising way.


'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Makes the Multiverse Cool Again

In a time when the multiverse feels stale, Across the Spider-Verse unearths the last bits of electricity left to impress.


Marvel’s Biggest Sequel Has Become Its Most Troubled Production

The writer’s strike has impacted a beloved superhero’s greatest weapon.

Geeking Out

Bear McCreary Reveals the Sci-Fi Movie Soundtrack That Changed His Life

“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.

The Inverse Interview

“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.

The Inverse Interview

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.