Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2) by Jeff KinneyThe highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book!
Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.
Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it.
As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular.
Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg’s attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, keep his secret safe.
As 20th Century Fox released its second and latest trailer for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," disgruntled fans of the franchise took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the new actor that was cast to play Rodrick Heffley, Greg's older brother. The new actor, Charlie Wright, replaced Devon Bostick who played Rodrick in the first three installments of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" since its first movie released in Some fans tweet that the replacement "ruined their childhood" and say that he looks more like Willy Wonka , while another also said that he looks like a kid that the actual Rodrick would bully. The new Rodrick looks like a kid Rodrick would bully notmyrodrick pic. Despite casting replacements, the movie is still based on the book series by Jeff Kinney, and it will still be directed by David Bowers - the director of the first three "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" films. Its release date is slated for May 19, opposite to yet another 20th Century Fox film, "Alien: Covenant," which is also part of an existing franchise. Fans Express Disappointment.
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. 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.
By the time Dog Days arrived it was becoming clear the young cast was beginning to age out of their roles, and it appeared the third film would mark the end of the franchise. The film would also act as a soft reboot by introducing a new cast as the Heffley family. This news proved upsetting to some fans, who had grown attached to the cast of the first three entries, but it was also inevitable. The original cast had outgrown their characters, so new actors were needed. The new cast couldn't do much to improve the lame material either, and the reaction to the new Rodrick, played by Charlie Wright Ingrid Goes West was decidedly mixed.
He appears as the main antagonist of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series books. Like Greg, it is explained that Rodrick has no actual talents, is only good at a few things, namely rock music, and spends most of his time on it, which deters him away from schoolwork. He would much rather sleep over doing anything else. Rodrick is extremely lazy and inactive when it comes to school, which explains where Greg gets his laziness from. Greg believes that Rodrick is lazy and unintelligent in all other areas, though there are clues that show otherwise. Rodrick clearly isn't the smartest of his family, since he hardly makes an effort at school and constantly asks his parents to do his work for him. Although Rodrick is portrayed in this manner, he is actually quite manipulative and intelligent in conning other people.