New 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Cast: New Rodrick Heffley Casting Upsets Fans

(Photo: YouTube/20th Century FOX)A screenshot of Charlie Wright as the new Rodrick from the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" trailer.

There is a new "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movie titled "The Long Haul" and it basically recasts the Heffley family as it ushers in a new generation of films for the series.

The trailer for the movie has been released and fans of the franchise are not at all happy about the new faces, some even describing the film as a mere parody.

Viewers are most upset about the new Rodrick Heffley, who is now played by Charlie Wright in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul."

The "Ingrid Goes West" actor will replace the original Rodrick, "The 100" star Devon Bostick, who graciously relinquished the role to Wright in a reaction video for the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" trailer.

"I just wanted to say to Charlie Wright, the new Rodrick, it's time that I ... gracefully pass on this torch to you as Rodrick," Bostick said in the video.

"It's time [for me] to let go and know there's a new man in town. Someone's got to rock 'n roll, and it's you. I wish you all the best and keep punishing Greg," he went on to say.

Although Bostick seems to be happy about his successor in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," a lot of fans were disappointed about the change, demanding that it affected the franchise as a whole and that it betrayed their childhood.

Fans are not just upset about the new Rodrick but the rest of the new cast as well. Others are not too thrilled about the new Greg, Jason Drucker, either although OG actor, Zachary Gordon gives his stamp of approval.

"Congratulations on the new Wimpy Kid film. Some of my fondest memories were making those memories. Although I am not the Wimpy Kid anymore, I'm glad to see that the new cast is experiencing some of the great times that I did while making the previous films," he said via J-14.

"Wishing you the best of luck and I look forward to seeing you in The Long Haul," the actor went on to say about the next-generation "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" cast.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" follows the Heffley family, who goes on a road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party. However, it goes "hilariously off course" after Greg schemes to bring them to a video-gaming convention instead.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" will hit the theaters May 19.