'Wolverine's' Mexico City Premiere Called Off Due To Swine Flu - NBC 6 South Florida

'Wolverine's' Mexico City Premiere Called Off Due To Swine Flu



    'Wolverine's' Mexico City Premiere Called Off Due To Swine Flu

    On the big screen, there isn't much that scares Wolverine — especially with his Adamantium-laced skeleton and regenerative healing power!

    But the swine flu? That's another story.

    VIEW THE PHOTOS: 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Scenes & Stars

    The Mexico City premiere of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has been postponed due to the outbreak of swine flu, which has claimed the lives of over 100 people in the area, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

    Twentieth Century Fox has yet to announce a make-up date for the premiere, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday.

    VIEW THE PHOTOS: Summer Movie Preview 2009

    "All plans for the moment have been put on hold because of the seriousness of the virus… 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," a spokesperson for the studio said. "There was no point in proceeding under the current conditions."

    Hugh Jackman, who plays the title character, was the only star from the film expected to be on hand at the event.

    "There is a possibility it could be rescheduled," the spokesperson added. "Hugh is obviously beloved [there] so we'll see what happens. We'll monitor the situation."

    VIEW THE PHOTOS: Guy Candy: Hugh Jackman

    The effects of the swine flu outbreak have been felt across Mexico, as authorities have asked the nation's residents to remain inside their house. Schools across the country have also been canceled until May 6, according to the Washington Post.

    Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:
    PLAY IT NOW: Access Extended: Hugh Jackman Talks 'Wolverine'
    PLAY IT NOW: Dish Of Salt:Comic-Con 2008 - Hugh Jackman Talks 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

    MORE ACCESS ON THESE TOPICS: Hugh Jackman - Health Scares - Movies - Geek Chic - News