Variety is reporting that the current swine flu pandemic is going to impact the international opening for X-Men Origins: Wolverine this weekend in Mexico.
Twentieth Century Fox on Monday postponed Thursday’s opening of “X-Men Origin: Wolverine” because most of the capital’s theaters are likely to be closed. A studio spokesman said a new launch date would be announced once Fox gets a better sense of when theaters will reopen.
The theaters are being shut down at the request of the mayor of Mexico city where at least 150 people have already died of the swine flu.
Even Mexican TV production has been effected. While filming and production are still proceeding for all those telanovelas that you will never admit to loving, there is a temporary ban on live studio audiences.