Neil Gaiman remains 'very, very hopeful' that Marvel will end up completing Miracleman.
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Gaiman's run of Miracleman ended mid-storyline when publisher Eclipse Comics went bankrupt.
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Marvel picked up the rights in 2009 from Mick Angelo, the creator of Miracleman.
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'I am very very hopeful that Marvel...will be finishing the story that Mark Buckingham and I began,' Gaiman said.
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When Alan Moore took over the comic in the 80s, he wrote a run that inspired Gaiman to write comics.
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Despite legal hurdles, Marvel's relaunch is expected to come out sometime in 2019.
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