When Iron Man 2 premieres in May, prepare yourself for a post-mortem celebrity cameo. Adam Goldstein, a.k.a. DJ A.M., who passed away last August, filmed a scene for the movie, but after he died director Jon Favreau had to make a decision whether or not to keep his role in the movie. Favreau opted to leave it in, and to dedicate the film to the DJ.
Favreau explained “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.” One of the film’s co-stars, Don Cheadle said “It was just really sad for everyone and it made it strange, too. It’ll be interesting to see it on the screen,” which is how we feel – sad and strange. It’s a nice gesture for sure, but might make for a jarring, possibly sad moment in an otherwise upbeat, action-filled movie. His is not the only celebrity cameo in the film, but it seems like it may be the one to distract us the most – until we’re further distracted by Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow outfit, of course.
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