Charlie Cox hoping ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ takes a leaf out of best buddy Tom Hiddleston’s book

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Charlie Cox might be gearing up to headline the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s lengthiest Disney Plus series by far when production begins on Daredevil: Born Again next month, but the actor is fully aware that there are no guarantees the long-awaited return of the Man Without Fear will last beyond its initial episodes.

If anything, scoring a second season renewal would be the exception as opposed to the norm, looking at the franchise’s small screen track record so far. Of the seven live-action shows to have debuted since the beginning of Phase Four, Loki is the only one to have been awarded a second season, with Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief returning to our screens next year.

In a serendipitous twist of fate, Cox and Hiddleston are best buddies and have been for a long time, so could they share the distinction of earning rapid-fire renewals for their work in the MCU? Time will tell, but the longtime Matt Murdock is under no illusions that Born Again may be a short-lived return, as he admitted to NME.

“You said earlier that I could be busy for years, and I thought, ‘Yeah, maybe. Hopefully.’ But if this show next year doesn’t hit the spot, then that might be it.”

That’s a fairly morbid thought, and perhaps even a misjudged one seeing as fans have made it patently clear they need as much Daredevil in their lives as humanly possible. If there’s one person who knows about season 2 of MCU television, though, it’s Hiddleston – so hopefully he’ll share the secrets to lend an assist to pal Cox for when Kevin Feige mulls over whether or not to pull the trigger on another 18 installments.