John DiMaggio Returns After All For Hulu’s Futurama Revival
In the end, Futurama will return with the original cast intact. According to DeadlineJohn DiMaggio – the only opponent of the recent revival announcement – “cut a deal to repeat his signature voice acting.”
“I’m back, baby! So damn grateful for the love and support from fans and colleagues throughout this time (especially my wife Kate), and I can’t wait to get back to work with my Futurama family,” DiMaggio said. in a message received by the publication. “#Bendergate is officially over, so put it on the back of the shelf for Christmas decorations, or maybe in that kitchen drawer with all the other shit, you put in there, like old unusable crazy glue, or maybe even put it to the bank. You save farts. Whatever floats in your boat, I don’t care, you understand. I’m back, baby! Bite my shiny metal ass!”
After the revival was announced in February and that DiMaggio would not be involved, speculation quickly arose that the actor was trying to get more money. IN a tweet sent out by DiMaggio On February 15, he responded by clarifying that: “I don’t think I’m the only one who deserves to be paid more. I think the entire cast deserves this. nothing in this should be disrespectful to the fans or my Futurama family.”
Just as quickly, there were speculations that Bender’s role would be recast. Mark Hamill announced that, in solidarity, there would be no auditions for the role of “Fake Bender”.
In addition to DiMaggio, the rest of the main cast has been confirmed to return, including Billy West as Fry, Katey Sagal as Leela, Lauren Tom as Amy, and Phil LaMarr as Hermes. Series creator Matt Groening and writer David X. Cohen also return.