Rumor Has It

Years ago, I used to play a game with some friends where we would come up with the most outrageous, yet almost believable rumor and see which of us would fall for it. And back before the Internet, this was an easy game (if I remember correctly, the last rumor I tried passing not only worked on everybody, it became reality a few years later; Ken Griffey Jr. traded to the Reds.

These days, thanks to the Internet, with a few simple clicks of a keyboard, rumors are easily confirmed or proven false, and yet people still fall hook, line, and sinker. TheWrap film reporter Jeff Sneider used the first episode of “What’s the Deal?” to announce Miles Teller (Spectacular Now) is Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) choice to play Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot, at least according to “multiple individuals familiar with the comic book movie.”

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