Kovu's Fate in the Lion Guard (Finale)
“Circle of life my friend. Circle of life.”
-Jason Marsden, July 12, 2015
“Today, Jason Marsden, the voice of adult Kovu from “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride”, leaves a not-so-subtle hint that he won’t be reprising his role as the outcast lion. What’s worse, though, is that apparently KOVU DIED. Wait, wait, wait, WHAT?! So you’re telling me that the underdog (or should I say underlion won’t be in the series? Does that mean we’ll see Kiara in mourning? I mean, I know it’s a show for kids, but so was “The Lion King” - and Mufasa still bit the dust in one of the worst scenes in cinematic history. It’s definitely disappointing, to say the least, but I don’t know how anyone is going to break the news to this, um, fan. You’ll be missed you [sic], Kovu! We’ll look up to the stars and see you there."
-Stacey Grant of MTV, July 12, 2015