I know 2013 is just around the corner, but can 2014 come first. I don’t know if I can wait an entire year and then some for X-Men: Days of Future Past to hit theaters. When Bryan Singer announced that he was returning to the X-Men franchise and bringing along Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen to reprise their roles of Prof X and Magneto respectively, I was already excited enough. But with this bit of news, I’m beyond that.

For those who don’t know the premise of the X-Men sequel, here’s the gist. It will alternate between a 20th century world featuring the First Class cast (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) and a dystopian future where older versions of them appear (Stewart and McKellen). Ever since Singer confirmed that Patrick and Ian were on board, many have speculated and hoped he would bring others. For all you comic book geeks, Christmas just came early because another casting coup has occurred.

All you Wolverine fans rejoice. Hugh Jackman is reprising his role as Wolverine for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since he’s already filmed the sequel to his own Wolverine franchise, he’s already in buff shape. The above promo poster is the most recently released piece of artwork from the studio. With the 44-year-old Aussie on board, he continues his streak of being the only actor to appear in every X-Men film. He made a brief cameo in 2011′s X-Men: First Class.

“I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #X-Men Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come…” – Bryan Singer

Are you excited for Jackman to don those claws once more? Who else would you like to see return to the X-Men franchise? Halle Berry? Famke Janssen? James Marsden? Rebecca Romijn? Sound off below.