Iron Man 2 is set to swoop into theaters on May 7th and many comic book fans are already drooling with anticipation about Tony Stark's latest adventure and just who, exactly, might make an appearance. One person I wasn't expecting to see in the final cut was Adam Goldstein, better known to fans as DJ AM. The much loved DJ passed away in August last year of an accidental drug overdose. Prior to that, he'd survived a horrific plane crash that left him badly burned.

Director Jon Favreau tells the LA Times' Hero Complex blog that Goldstein came on the set during filming and the two hit it off. The director placed the DJ in a party scene at Stark's mansion that apparently leads into one of the title's many action set-pieces. Favreau was initially unsure as to whether or not he should leave the cameo in the film (he'd already decided to dedicate the film to his departed friend), but after speaking to Goldstein's family, he concluded that the scene should stay. "We tried to make it respectful, and for people who know him, they'll get a kick out of it and for people who don't, it will sort of slide by without much notice."