Joss Whedon comments on Buffy
It's no surprise that the Buffy fans worldwide were a little disappointed when the found out that series creator Joss Whedon was going to have nothing to do with the reboot. The producers eventually approached Whedon about the project and he told Entertainment Weekly this: "I think that's something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck."
So I guess that puts the flame out on that one.