Everyone- I have misquoted Alyson Footer, please do NOT post my email anywhere as it is incorrect. I accidentally attributed something to her that she never said.
She NEVER said talks have progressed b/c of lack of fan backlash. What she said was she was surprised by lack of fan backlash until recently. She has no inside information that pertains to the sale. I take full responsibility to my mistake. If you have posted this anywhere please tell me where so I can set the record straight.