In the movie The Mummy Returns (2001), sequel to the highly famous The Mummy (1999), soon after the protagonists capture the bracelet of Anubis from a place near the banks of the river Nile, we are shown with the scene showing a group of cults lead by Dr. Hafez searching for the remains of Imhothep. At that time, he will be greeted by 3 bandits who explain that the search for the bracelet was spoiled by the main leads, then the woman (claimed to be the current resurrection of Anck-Su-Namun, the lover of Imhothep) interrupts the conversation and says these:

Lead Bandit: The opportunity passed us by.

Dr. Hafez: We need that bracelet. And we need it before it opens.

Lady in black: Enough. My dear Hafez, I told you I should have handled it.

Dr. Hafez: I did not want your past history to cloud the issue.

Lead Bandit: We know where it is. We'll take care of it.

Dr. Hafez: No, we'll take care of it.

Now what did Dr. Hafez mean by the words "I did not want your past history to cloud the issue."? Because there was no context about the lady that was explained in the previous movies!

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    Wasn't the lady the resurrected Anck-Su-Namun? She had plenty of context in the original film. She was the reason for Imhotep's mummification. At least his love affair with her was. Jun 20, 2016 at 16:25
  • She wasn't resurrected at the point in the movie. She just looked like her, waiting to be transferred souls by imhothep
    – Inian
    Jun 20, 2016 at 16:38
  • I see. I just always assumed that she was at least partially resurrected because she looked just like her. Jun 20, 2016 at 16:47
  • Wasnt she the guardian of the bracelet along with Evelyn? Jun 21, 2016 at 13:50
  • @DavidPilkington: That's a fact yes! but that was in her last incarnation. In the scene I was mentioning she is just a normal person (probably a smuggler/thief) along with Dr. Hafez. Imhothep only later in the movie transfers the souls from the original person to the current using the 'Book of the dead'
    – Inian
    Jun 21, 2016 at 13:53


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