Wolverine's Mexico Premiere Canceled Due to Swine Flu

April 27, 2009 By:
Wolverine's Mexico Premiere Canceled Due to Swine Flu

The swine flu has become such a threat in Mexico that Twentieth Century Fox has decided postpone the premiere of Wolverine there. The event was scheduled to take place in Mexico City on Wednesday, but the risk level is now too high. The flu has already killed over 100 people.

A rep for the studio released a statement saying,
"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. There was no point in proceeding under the current conditions."

The Mexican government has asked for residents to stay home, shutting down schools and even the nation's top movie-theater chains have opted to shut down dozens of cinemas.

Hugh Jackman was the only cast member from the film expected to attend the Mexico City premiere.

The Wolverine premiere may not happen at all now. The rep says, "There is a possibility it could be rescheduled. Hugh is obviously beloved [there] so we'll see what happens. We'll monitor the situation."

This is obviously a good call by Twentieth Century Fox. The flu has affected so many people, and is reportedly spread via human contact. They probably didn’t want to take any chances!