Tempest to be in X-Men: First Class movie

Missed this from back in August. (Thanks, Liam Sharp from the New Warriors Crash Pad mailing list.)

Angel Salvadore, who took the guise of Tempest during New Warriors volume 4, will appear in this summer’s big X-Men: First Class feature film, according to a Variety article. Actress/model Zoë Kravitz (No Reservations) will play the role of Angel. Despite the use of characters from throughout X-Men’s history, the movie will be set in the 1960s.

Image from IGN's Know Your X-Men article (click to read)

Angel will be the third New Warrior to make it to the big screen. With Jubilee’s addition to the team in 2007’s New Warriors volume 4 under the name Wondra, she retroactively took the mantle. The character was portrayed by Katrina Florece in the first X-Men movie in 2000. Kea Wong took over the role in the sequels X2 in 2003 and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006.

New Warriors volume 2’s Bolt appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine from 2009. Dominic Monaghan (Lost) played Chris Bradley. Original reports in 2008 stated he was to play Beak (Blackwing in New Warriors volume 4) but they ended up being erroneous, so you never know about these kinds of announcements.

Firestar still holds the honor of being the first New Warrior on the small screen, with her co-starring role in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, as voiced by Kathy Garver (Family Affair). The series originally aired on NBC from 1981 to 1983. Jubilee was among the cast of the X-Men animated series (1992-1997) and also the 1996 Generation X live action TV movie that both aired on Fox. Jubilee was played by Alyson Court (Resident Evil) and Heather McComb (Party of Five), respectively.

X-Men: First Class will be in theaters starting June 3, 2011.