John DiMaggio is officially set to return as the voice of Bender in the Hulu revival Futurama, which means that all of the main cast members will reprise their roles in sci-fi animation. The show is back! early last monthwith Billy West (Fry), Katie Sagal (Lilla), Trace McNeil (Mom, many others), Maurice Lamarsh (Kev), Lauren Tom (Amy), Phil Lamar (Hermes), David Herman (Scrovey), all They are ready to return to their original roles.
on time, Delivery time mentioned That Dimaggio’s role was in the reformulation process. The actor reportedly turned down the initial offer, which he felt “was not competitive based on the success and name recognized from the original series”. Fans were outraged (obviously), the hashtag #Bendergate (obviously), and DiMaggio himself finally emerged. Twitter took over To provide a fuller explanation.
“I just don’t think I deserve to be paid more. I think the entire cast does. Negotiations are a normal part of working in show business. Everyone has a different strategy and different boundaries, it’s about self-esteem,” DiMaggio wrote in a statement. And frankly, I’m sick of an industry that has become so commercial and takes advantage of the artist’s time and talent.”
Unsurprisingly, DiMaggio made a more positive statement upon the news of his return. “I am so grateful for the love and support of fans and colleagues alike for this time (especially my wife, Kate), and can’t wait to get back to work with my Futurama family,” DiMaggio said. “#Bendergate is officially over.” Delivery time Reports DiMaggio’s paybump is believed to have been “minuscule at best” after negotiations.
The new 20-episode episode, set to hit Hulu in 2023, is the third time the sci-fi series has been revived. The show’s original run on Fox was canceled after four seasons, but was later revived in the form of four direct-to-DVD movies that were also broadcast on Comedy Central. The network then requested new seasons of the series which aired again in 2010, before canceling in 2013.