By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox, Variety
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
While Logan in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is immune to pretty much anything, including a bullet to the dome, it turns out that this mutant does have a weakness to one particular virus. With the Swine Flu gaining some momentum down in Mexico, which means a rise in the death toll, 20th Century Fox has decided to postpone the film's theatrical debut down below the border.
Considering that a theater could easily become a 1982 bathhouse for the virus, the move seems logical.
Swine Flu Affects X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Before I get to the postponement, I might as well clear some stuff up about Swine Flu. First, Swine Flu has jumped to humans before and from human to human after that. Remember, the news likes to blow shit up. When it comes to the fatality rate, just make sure you're somewhere with proper healthcare; and Tamiflu.
The fatality rate in the United States is 0%, so don't start tripping. Go to the theaters this weekend, there is not too much to be afraid of. Eat your vegetables, don't kiss any pigs. Capiche?
But back to Wolverine...
20th Century Fox has no idea on when they play to release the film in Mexico. If the Mexicans have reason to be bummed, they are not going to like this. Mexico is also considering of closing down bars. Yikes!
X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens to theaters on April 29th.