Voice-actor John DiMaggio aka ‘Bender’ comments on the Futurama recasting
If you’re a fan of Futurama then you already know about Fox‘s idea to recast the voices of Futurama for the upcoming return of the series.
IGN caught up with actor John DiMaggio who plays ‘Bender’ on Futurama to ask him about the controversy, but because they are still negotiating, he’s not able to say a whole lot:
When I asked him what he could say about the situation, DiMaggio first broke into song, singing some famous Elvis Presley lyrics: “Caught in a trap. I can’t walk out! Cause I love you too much, baby!” He then smiled and told me, “In other words, no comment. I really can’t talk about it. All I can say is that Matt [Groening] and David [X. Cohen] have such a wonderful project and I love it dearly – love it to death. And hopefully we’ll be able to work it out. And I think we will. It’s just going to take a little time and that’s about it.”
I mentioned to DiMaggio how tremendous the fan support has been for the actors since the story broke and DiMaggio nodded, saying, “Yeah, the fans have been really wonderful and that’s really great. But you know, that’s just the way it goes. That’s just the way this show business works. And we’ll see what happens. Hopefully… I have a good feeling it’s going to turn out for the best. That’s about it. That’s all I’ve got. That’s all I have to say about that!”