Twentieth Century Fox has decided to postpone the premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine set for Wednesday in Mexico City, as the city faces the swine flu virus that has killed over 100 people in Mexico and dozens of cases of swine flu have also been detected stateside.
“We were not only concerned about Hugh’s welfare – and we would never send anyone into harm’s way – but we also have an enormous office filled with people we care about,” says a rep for the studio. Jackman was the only cast member from the film that was expected to attend the premiere.
Wolverine isn’t the only one impacted by the swine flu. The Mexican government has asked for residents to stay home, shutting down schools and even the nation’s top movie-theater chains have shut down dozens of cinemas. But there may still be a chance for a later premiere. “There is a possibility it could be rescheduled,” the rep says of the premiere.