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By The Associated Press

20th Century Fox had its eyes on the future Thursday at CinemaCon, where it was revealed that not only was a "Deadpool" sequel in the works with star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller, but that James Cameron would be making a fourth "Avatar" sequel.

A still from "Avatar."Anonymous / AP

Cameron had previously announced plans to make three follow-ups to his visionary box office juggernaut, but said Thursday that there was just too much material for only three movies. The first of the four will roll out in 2018 with the subsequent films coming in 2020, 2022, and 2023.

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The confirmation of a "Deadpool" sequel, however, was no big surprise to anyone. The first film came out earlier this year and was a massive hit for the studio, grossing over $757 million worldwide on a production budget of only $58 million.