Book Vs. Film: Two Dark Knights Face Off

We can’t get enough of fictional heroes, so it should be no surprise that we’ve fallen for not one but two “Dark Knights.” There’s something about a hero who is shrouded in mystery, a man we long to get to know better. But two guys who both have the same calling card may cause some confusion. Although these men share some features, they also have several defining differences. So how do you know if you’ve picked the right dark knight? Today, we’re taking a look at how Elizabeth Elliott's The Dark Knight stacks up against the Christopher Nolan-directed blockbuster film.

Nolan's The Dark Knight

 

 

Elliott's The Dark Knight

 

The story is created by... 

Brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan based on the superhero character Batman created by Bob Kane in the late 1930s 

 

 

The story is created by... 

Elizabeth Elliott (it’s the author’s first full-length novel since 1996)

Released in...

Theatres nationwide and worldwide in July 2008

 

Released in...

Bookstores — both the brick and mortar and online — June 26, 2012 (that’s today!)

 

And the story is set in...

An alternate New York City

 

And the story is set in...

Medieval Wales

 

Meet the hero:

Bruce Wayne

 

Meet the hero:

Dante Chiavari


Who is he?

A rich, respected businessman

 

Who is he?

A thief and assassin


He’s rocking a secret identity …

as a bat-inspired protector to fulfill a promise to make his city safe

 

 

He’s rocking a secret identity …

as a knight to fulfill King Edward’s request

He’s determined to save ... 

Gotham
 

He’s determined to save ... 

England

 

And one very special woman ...

Rachel Dawes
 

And one very special woman ...

Avalene de Forshay 

 

From...

The Joker who wants to kidnap Rachel in order to torment Batman and plunge Gotham into the dark

 

From...

Faulke Segrave who wants to marry Avalene in order to start a war between Wales and England

 

Rating... 

Beloved by fans and won 2 Oscars
 

Rating... 

RT BOOK REVIEWS Top Pick!

 

So which dark knight would you like to be heading home with? Let us know in the comments below! And for more tales of love, be sure to check out RT’s Everything Romance Page!

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