It's a good day to be a movie buff with official release dates for some of the most highly anticipated sequels in cinema announced today.

The much-hyped sequel to Ryan Reynolds' superhero hit Deadpool has been on fans' minds ever since the first teaser.

Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox has announced that Deadpool 2 will hit cinemas on June 1, 2018.

Fox also announced official release dates for the four upcoming Avatar sequels, which are set to be shot here in New Zealand.

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The first film is slated for a December 2020 release, finally beginning production after being delayed on multiple occasions.

And that's not all, as two other movies got dates today: Marvel's teenaged superhero flick New Mutants and the latest X-Men installation, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will be out April and November 2018 respectively.