Swine Flu Causes ‘Wolverine’ Premiere Cancellation

The Mexican premiere of Hugh Jackman‘s new movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been cancelled because of a swine flu epidemic in the capital Mexico City.

Jackman was due to roll into the metropolis on Wednesday to unveil the latest installment of the comic book franchise.

But bosses at studio Twentieth Century Fox have pulled the plug after new figures revealed over 100 people have been killed in Mexico City from the disease, which is affecting much of the globe.

A spokesperson tells People.com, “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.

“There is a possibility it could be rescheduled. Hugh is obviously beloved (there), so we’ll see what happens. We’ll monitor the situation.”

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