Had Shearer left, “The Simpsons” producers intended to recast his chracters. The show has retired characters like Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Edna Krabappel, but only after the actors playing them died.
In 2008 Shearer, now 71, and his castmates were each reportedly making $400,000 per episode. That works out to $8 million per actor for the 2008 season, but the cast has reportedly taken substantial pay cuts since.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (July 8, 2015) Disney Interactive today announced that the Disney Infinity 3.0 EditionStarter Pack, featuring the Star Wars™Twilight of the Republic Play Set, will be available in North America on August 30, 2015.
Naturally anything can happen, but I think it’s abundantly clear that Marvel and Sony are playing a long game here, hoping that this time they set up the franchise that will unspool for 20 or more years. There’s a reason they didn’t cast a 30 year old that can play a teenager. They want this to be THE Spider-Man for as long as comic geeks and superhero fanatics are willing to buy tickets.