Wolverine premiere cancelled due to swine flu

xmenoriginswolverine3The Wednesday premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Mexico City has been cancelled due to swine flu, according to 20th Century Fox. Hugh Jackman was the only star scheduled to appear at the premiere, but the studio doesn’t want to take any chances. “We were not only concerned about Hugh’s [Jackman’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,” said a Fox rep. “There was no point in proceeding under the current conditions.” The movie will still open in Mexico this weekend, though it’s doubtful many Mexicans will venture out to enjoy a movie anytime soon. The government is asking residents to stay home, and many schools and businesses are closed. The virus has so far killed more than 100 people in the country.  ~movi_alex

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  1. Carol • April 28, 2009 @ 7:46 PM

    Who cares…people are sick, some are dying, and this is the news? So a premier had to be postponed. Maybe the Wolverine stars could use some of their riches to help get medical attention to the poor areas of Mexico.

  2. Max Powers • April 29, 2009 @ 3:17 PM

    I agree with the cancel the premier would have been at the chinese theater in Cali, so think how many border crosser would have shown up……the wall across the boarder doesn’t seem sush a bad idea now does it. Go Bush.

  3. tributegirl • April 29, 2009 @ 6:21 PM

    Max, just wondering, have you been drinking?

  4. Nancy • April 29, 2009 @ 10:09 PM

    I think he’s been into the catnip!! 😛

  5. Philly • April 30, 2009 @ 8:55 PM

    Don’t they know that Wolverine can’t get sick with his mutant healing factor???

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