Teen actress Abigail Breslin was forced to pull out of a planned appearance at the annual Comic Con event in San Diego, California on Wednesday (17Jul13) due to illness.
The Little Miss Sunshine star had been expected to join her Ender's Game co-stars Harrison Ford and Hailee Steinfeld at the comic book convention to promote the upcoming sci-fi adventure, but she was too sick to join the question and answer session.
Taking to her Twitter.com page on Wednesday afternoon, she wrote, "Was so excited to meet everyone at Comic Con but I'm struggling with a stomach bug... Valentine (her character) will be there in spirit!"
The news was a blow to fans of the original graphic novel as creator Orson Scott Card had already been left out of the Comic Con session amid controversy surrounding his outspoken views against gay marriage.
His personal beliefs have already caused activists from the Geeks Out organisation to launch an online campaign asking moviegoers to boycott the film.