Tragic DJ Adam Goldstein will make an appearance in the new IRON MAN sequel - eight months after he died from an accidental drug overdose (Aug09).
Director Jon Favreau asked the late club icon, aka DJ AM, to appear at a party in the film and even namechecked him in the script - Robert Downey, Jr.'s Iron Man character says, "Adam, I need a fat beat."
And rather than scrap the scene following Goldstein's death, Favreau asked the DJ's family if he could pay a movie tribute to the clubber.
The filmmaker says, "I was just a fan of his, just an admirer of his work, and it (shoot) was supposed to be a one-day bit, but Robert took a real shine to him, as we all did. His energy was amazing, he was such a inspiring guy and there was a lot of depth to him and this positive energy.
"He ended up staying on with us for about a week and it was just great, we set up this turntable and between takes he would give me pointers."
The film will also feature a dedication to DJ AM during the end credits, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Favreau tells the publication, "When he passed it was very difficult for a lot of us. Our heart goes out to his family and friends and we hope what we've done is pleasing to them and to the many, many people who held Adam in high regard."