There won’t be much of a Futurama without all the original talents on board. The news that John DiMaggio isn’t likely to be on board has fans riled. This talent’s magic in breathing life to Bender is special. I can’t imagine anyone else being able to deliver the sass and crass that is the cigar-toking, alcoholic robot who can bend metal into paper aeroplanes. Billy West, Katey Sagal and John are the trio who can’t be split.
With no surprise, it’s all about the money. Deadline reported, “There is still a desire on both sides for him to return.”
Realistically, DiMaggio and Hulu are still negotiating. The reports came fast and furious after the announcement of the revival. Fans quickly responded on social media by saying they don’t want these new episodes unless John is there.