Eric Francisco

Eric is an entertainment journalist who’s written for Vulture, Esquire, The Hollywood Reporter, The Daily Beast, The Observer, and others. If a movie or TV show has superheroes, alien worlds, kung fu, or John Cena, Eric is your man to make sense of it all.

Eric has reviewed more movies than he can remember and reported 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 in marketing 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.

Eric Francisco was previously the senior entertainment reporter at Inverse.

Retrospective

Before He Was Put in Charge of Superman, James Gunn Gave His Origin Story a Dark Twist

Don’t trust the babe in the woods.

ByEric Francisco
The Inverse Interview

'Evil' Season 4 Fights a New Kind of Evil

As Evil airs its fourth and final season, the cast and crew reveal what’s scary about science — and their plans for a Season 5 that may never be.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Evil' is Ending Exactly When It Needs To

In a pleasurable — but not immaculate — fourth and final season, the march towards Armageddon is rendered routine.

ByEric Francisco
The Inverse Interview

Tadanobu Asano Spills His Guts on the 'Shogun' Finale

Inverse spoke with Tadanobu Asano about his scene-stealing turn as Yabushige, the lovable scoundrel of Shogun.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Arcadian' is a Dull Creature Feature That Wastes Nicolas Cage

The sci-fi horror could have really benefited from Cage’s burden of massive talent.

ByEric Francisco
Spoilers

'Invincible' Season 2's Finale Just Set Up an Epic Battle From the Comics

This time, it’s war.

ByEric Francisco
Inverse Recommends

'Invincible' Season 2 Part 2 Was Worth the Wait

With the rest of its second season, Invincible remains as fresh and innovative as ever.

ByEric Francisco
Opinion

Rooster Teeth Was Too Good For the Internet — Until It Wasn’t

A eulogy for the imperfect studio behind Red vs. Blue.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Shogun' is a Sweeping Samurai Spectacle That Rivals 'Game of Thrones'

It’s miraculous that the Hiroyuki Sanada-led epic is as great as it is.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Halo' Season 2 Levels Up in Every Way But One

The Paramount+ show still can’t figure out its Master Chief problem.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Masters of the Air' Is Old-School Spectacle at Its Finest

The star-studded World War II drama takes flight through sheer force of charisma.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'I.S.S.' is the Kind of Perfectly Solid Space Thriller We Need More Of

In space, no one can hear you say, “That was pretty good.”

ByEric Francisco
Review

'The Iron Claw' is a Hauntingly Brutal Portrait of a Real-Life Tragedy

Terrific performances lend weight to the adaptation of a real-life tragedy.

ByEric Francisco
The Inverse Interview

For Joel Kinnaman, 'Silent Night' is Much More Than Just Its Gimmick

The Silent Night star reveals what it’s like to go completely dialogue-free with an action legend like John Woo.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Godzilla Minus One' Might Be the Best Kaiju Movie Since the Original 'Godzilla'

It’s almost like director Takashi Yamazaki was born to make this movie.

ByEric Francisco
Marvel

'The Marvels’ Wild Post-Credits Scene Reveals an 'Avengers: Secret Wars' Twist

Higher, further, faster, baby.

ByEric Francisco
Marvel

How 'The Marvels’ Ending Sets Up the Next Avengers Team

"Did you think you were the only kid superhero in the world?"

ByEric Francisco
Exclusive

Omni-Man’s Debut in 'Mortal Kombat 1' Was a “Monumental Task,” 'Invincible' Creator Says

Think, Mark!

ByEric Francisco
Feature

'Invincible' Finally Grows Up

“You’ve got to keep pushing boundaries and see what the limits are. I won’t stop until people hate the show.”

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Invincible' Season 2 Is Better and Bloodier Than Ever

The long-awaited second season may be the cure for superhero fatigue we’ve been waiting for.

ByEric Francisco