In an on-screen tribune in his final film, The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger (photo), the Australian actor who died of a drug overdose in January, will be remembered.
A farewell note to the 28-year-old actor will be included at the end credits of the Batman Begins sequel.
When he died, the Brokeback Mountain star had just completed filming the role of the Joker.
Conway Wickliffe, special effects technician, who was killed in a stunt accident, will also be remembered.
The special tribute reads: “In memory of our friends Heath Ledger and Conway Wickliffe.”
Christian Bale (Batman), Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman also star in the hotly anticipated Dark Knight film.
An accidental overdose of six different types of prescription drugs caused Mr Ledger’s death, in his New York apartment.
British director Christopher Nolan wrote of Heath Ledger, in the production notes : “I needed a phenomenal actor, but he also had to be someone unafraid of taking on such an iconic role.”
“Heath created something entirely original. It’s stunning, it’s captivating. It’s going to blow people away” he added.
The Dark Knight will be released in July.