Avengers: Infinity War is less than a month away. The trailers promise an epic blockbuster, with the gang getting back together to fight a foe greater than themselves. What they seem to lack are answers to questions like why Scott Lang is under house arrest (in the Ant Man & Wasp trailer), rather than on the run or still incarcerate on The Raft.
Screen Rant offers an interesting take on the situation, based on references to The Raft on Jessica Jones.
Both Jessica and Jeri Hogarth refer to the Raft, and the NYPD clearly know the procedure to send prisoners there. In the wake of Steve Rogers’s mass breakout, the world powers evidently chose to go public about the prison. No doubt the parallels between the Raft and Guantanamo Bay will have continued, with human rights advocates opposing this extreme solution. Still, as far as the world’s governments are concerned, the Sokovia Accords have stripped “enhanced” people of those rights; they aren’t considered “human” any more.
But here’s the catch; neither Ant-Man nor Hawkeye are actually “enhanced” humans in the first place.
This situation is further muddled by the fact that Clint and Scott, both US citizens, were arrested in a foreign country (Germany) and shipped off to the raft without a trial. Then there is the question of their actual affiliation or membership in the Avengers.
The break out at The Raft, is less important, than the political firestorm it seems to ignite. It will be interesting to see how far Ant Man & Wasp delves into this political quagmire. Since Clint and Scott are no longer incarcerated on The Raft, one has to wonder if Germany would demand extradition.