Bruce Wayne is not receiving visitors at the moment. You'll have to wait to check in on him personally when "The Dark Knight Rises" strikes on July 20. For now, you must content yourself on all Wayne Enterprises matters by way of the ongoing "Rises" viral campaign.
Today, a secret letter from Bruce's colleague and old friend Lucius Fox — one of few people who "knows" his crime-fighting secret — has emerged at DewGothamCity.com. Check out an excerpt below, but note: the following passage (really, all passages) is best read using a Morgan Freeman voice.
I hope this letter finds you well. Although I would have liked to have had this conversation with you personally, Alfred tells me I am better off writing as you are not receiving any visitors at the moment. That being the case, I'll do my best to detail what I feel is becoming a situation within the company.
It's a given that in the current economic climate our investors have become increasingly concerned about how their money is being spent. As such, our own profitability is being judged and analyzed, particularly by the Board itself. In the past, we haven't given them any reason to worry as both our earnings and spending have been consistent. This allowed us the autonomy to dedicate resources to Wayne philanthropic programs as well as our own R&D endeavors. But over the past five quarters, our earnings have been on a downtrend. Meanwhile, our R&D spending has been on an astronomical uptrend. And as the black grows fainter around the entire company, I am being put into a position where I have to answer certain questions, particularly about your energy project.
No one is going to dispute the fact that innovation is key to our growth and success. It's a mainstay of our business, which is all the more reason why the Board has begun to secularize our R&D budget and set their sights on your machine. Since they don't know exactly what you are up to, all they understand is a vast amount of capital is being spent on something they now deem a fruitless quest for clean energy.
Read the full message over at DewGothamCity.com.
What do you think of the latest "Dark Knight" viral developments? What's Bruce's secret energy project? Why isn't he receiving guests? Give us your guesses in the comments section below or let us know on Twitter!