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April 28, 2009

"Wolverine" Mexico release delayed by swine flu

Posted: 12:14 AM ET

by Eric Beech

LOS ANGELES – A mutant superhero is no match for the swine flu that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico.

Hollywood movie studio 20th Century Fox said on Monday it was scrapping plans to release "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the first big movie of the summer, in Mexico this weekend.

A spokesman for the News Corp-owned studio said the Hugh Jackman action movie would probably be delayed by a couple of weeks.

The outbreak has forced Mexico's top movie-theater chains to shut down dozens of cinemas throughout the nation's capital, part of a push by authorities to limit large public gatherings that could facilitate the spread of the disease.

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Filed under: Hollywood • Larry King Live • Medical


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Cristy   April 28th, 2009 12:23 am ET

I am personally not scared since this swine flue viris is not killing people. I live in WA state and I was just wondering if maybe I should get checked this virus because a couple friends and I went to Mexico for spring break. I did get really sick when I got back, but I just assumed it was due to the weather change since its hot over there and it was freezing cold here when I arrived into Spokane, WA.


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