Twentieth Century Fox has decided to postpone the premiere of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" on Wednesday in Mexico City because the city remains paralyzed by a swine flu virus that has killed more than 100 people.
"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 studio rep tells People. "There was no point in proceeding under the current conditions."
The Mexican government has asked for residents to stay home, shutting down schools and even the nation's top movie-theater chains have shut down dozens of cinemas.Hugh Jackman
was the only cast member from the film expected to attend the Mexico City premiere. "There is a possibility it could be rescheduled," the rep says of the premiere. "Hugh is obviously beloved [there] so we'll see what happens. We'll monitor the situation."