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.

Hourly Dong

Glass Onion cameo continues a sneaky Rian Johnson tradition

The sequel to the 2019 thriller 'Knives Out' has a guest star you almost certainly missed.

Size Matters

Ahead of Ant-Man 3, Marvel really wants to make Scott Lang matter

A new preview for Quantumania gives Ant-Man his overdue flowers. But the threat of Kang looms large.

Armageddon Has Arrived

James Gunn teases a monumental DCU movie that could redefine Superman

If James Gunn is to be believed, DC fans might witness a Kingdom Come adaptation.

MAXIMIZE

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer brings Optimus Primal to life

The Autobots and Decepticons return, this time with three new factions dropping into 1994 New York City.

Ice, Ice, Baby

Guillermo del Toro's dream movie may soon be a stop-motion reality

Del Toro’s dream adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s most chilling story is on the cusp of finally thawing out of the ice.

Being Adrian Toomes

Sam Raimi’s unmade Spider-Man 4 had a killer villain twist involving Angelina Jolie

The Vulture almost flew to the big screen before the MCU in Spider-Man 4. But he wouldn’t be the only one to wear mechanical wings.

Opening Pandora's Box

Avatar 2 starts with a huge time jump — but James Cameron has you covered

The first crack at an Avatar sequel is now a graphic novel.

Merc in the Multiverse

Deadpool 3 could bring back a Marvel Phase 4 fan-favorite, Ryan Reynolds hints

A single tweet suggests a multiverse-centric plot in Deadpool 3.

The Inverse Review

Violent Night review: David Harbour can't save this ho-ho-horrible Christmas disaster

Despite the magnetism of David Harbour, Violent Night is all stale cookies and sour milk.

Imperius Rex

Namor could get the same MCU treatment as the Hulk, Marvel producer reveals

The film rights to Namor are complicated, but there’s a path forward.

Jingle All the Way

James Gunn reveals a heartbreaking Guardians Holiday Special Easter egg

The MCU's first holiday special doesn't have a Star Wars crossover, but instead hides something far more meaningful.

Rock and Gunn

James Gunn's ambitious DC plans have a Black Adam problem

James Gunn is striving to create a unified DC cinematic canon. But does Black Adam actually fall under his supervision?

The Faithful Mantis

The Guardians Holiday Special has a secret Star Wars reference

It’s not just cameos and musical segments that connect the Guardians of the Galaxy to the world of Star Wars.

Sad-Lord

Where is Gamora during the Guardians Holiday Special?

Gamora has been missing since Endgame. How does the MCU’s Christmas special set up her return?

Knowhere to Go

The Guardians are still fixing Thanos' messes in Holiday Special

The team needs a new home before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 begins.

O Guardians Night

Guardians Holiday Special's Mantis reveal could majorly impact Vol. 3

With the revelation that Star-Lord has a [SPOILER], next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 might be its most emotional chapter yet.

The Inverse Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is a sweet gift from a plastic MCU

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is a featherweight offering with a human heart beating at its core.

House of Mouse
It's Morphin Time
Distinguished Competitor