'Guardians of the Galaxy': 5 ways an 'Agents of SHIELD' crossover is possible

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guardians-of-the-galaxy-agents-of-shield-marvel-crossover.jpgSHIELD didn't fall at the end of "Guardians of the Galaxy" like it did in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," but ripple effects from Marvel's latest and greatest big screen adventure are sure to hit "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."

With "Guardians of the Galaxy" out in theaters Aug. 1 (and go run to see it if you haven't already, because it deserves the glowing reviews it's receiving), now it's time to speculate on how a crossover can take place. Spoilers lie ahead:

The blue alien is Kree
Remember how a mysterious blue alien was a part of the creation of GH325, the serum that helped save Skye and Coulson? It was already speculated that the creature could be Kree, an alien race that plays a huge role in "Guardians of the Galaxy." It would be very easy to have audiences introduced to the species through that movie, and have Kree play a big role in Season 2 as Coulson gets more and more affected by the serum.

Nebula returns
Karen Gillan is already on one ABC television series ( "Selfie") so wouldn't it be easy for her to walk across the studio lot and shoot a quick episode of "Agents of SHIELD"? The evil adopted daughter of Thanos flew away all Darth Vader-style at the end of "Guardians," which means she totally will be back to wreak more havoc sooner rather than later. Why not do so trying to find more Infinity Gems on Earth?

Nova Corps
The Nova Corps might be around to protect the planet Xandar, but they totally could head to Earth just like Lady Sif did for some help about their home world. Who knows, maybe they just want to let Coulson and the rest of the SHIELD gang know that the Guardians are out there doing a little bit of both good and bad for the galaxy.

Yondu and his Ravagers
Yondu is the only character that we know of in "Guardians of the Galaxy" who actually knows how to get to Earth, so it would make sense that he would return there at some point with his Ravagers for some loot. Michael Rooker already told Zap2it he would "not be opposed" to appearing on "Agents of SHIELD," so let's make this happen.

Skye's father
The "who" and "what" and "how" and "why" of the identity of Skye's father (and mother, for that matter) remain unknown, but it seems pretty clear that he's some sort of alien. Maybe his species ties back to Knowhere, or the Kyln, or Xandar, or some other "Guardians" world unexplored in the movie. That would be a broad but fascinating connection back to "Guardians of the Galaxy" now that it's made the Marvel Cinematic Universe cosmic.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is in theaters on Aug. 1. "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" returns on Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. What way would you like to see the two properties cross over?
Photo/Video credit: Marvel Studios/ABC