Marvel continues to pride itself on its connectivity and cohesiveness. I think they've done it again, connecting the events of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Guardians of the Galaxy.
So, just a little thinking aloud here. I'm sure we all know the blue alien from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by now. While most of us have our own idea of who he is, I've seen very little speculation of how he came to reside in the Guest House. A "spy photo" from Nuke the Fridge may help shed some light on the subject.
When we see G.H. in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it's evident he is in a bit of disrepair. For some time now, I've tried to come up with an idea of how/why G.H. was on Earth and why he was such a mess. Now, while this is likely nothing more than ridiculous speculation, I have a thought.
We know that Peter Quill, the Star-Lord from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy is taken from Earth at a young age and raised by a group of aliens called the Ravagers. I would suggest that the Ravagers are the group led by Yondu we see in these early set pics:
I'd say the dead Caucasian humanoid is one of Yondu's crew. I'd also point out how similar Yondu's long coat is to the one that Quill wears and that the symbol on the left breast IS the symbol associated with Star-Lord, but that's for another time. My guess is that this part of the film will result in Quill heading to space as a young boy, but it's what happened before that is of interest.
There's definitely been some destruction here and it's not too crazy to think that Yondu's Ravagers have been pursued through space by some other aliens...maybe even some Kree. Hell, maybe there are already Kree on Earth. With the addition of Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy, we know the Kree exist. What I'm suggesting is that it's possible that the Kree, maybe led by Pluskommander Geheneris HalaSon, pursued Yondu to Earth or met him there and engaged in a battle. We know Yondu and the Ravagers are going to get away with Quill. I'm suggesting that HalaSon didn't get away and that either the pursuit or the battle that followed left him in this shape:
And that brings the spy photo into play. Looking at the photo, we clearly see a S.H.I.E.L.D. logo, but when we look at it closely, we recognize that the logo is a more classic version and not the modern one shown in the TV series or displayed prominently in the Triskelion in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
And back to the S.H.I.E.L.D. truck...
This is the piece that ties it all together. Assuming the timeline is consistent, the present day events of Guardians of the Galaxy will take place after the downfall of S.H.I.E.L.D. which means there would be no present day involvement. It lines up pretty well. Assuming Quill is in his 20s-30s, the time of the abduction could be anytime in the late 80s-90s, making the military vehicle time appropriate.
I'm speculating that Yondu's arrival on Earth and the abduction of Quill result in the mangled HalaSon whose body is recovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. ,who would likely respond to an alien battle, and stored in the Guest House. I'm sure that Fury will have his hands dirty in this. While some argue that the Guest House is not a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, that's not necessarily true. It could easily be one of Fury's off the books sites. This neatly and successfully ties the TV series into another film and leaves an open thread that fans can follow from the last episode of the show right into the August 1st film.
This may join the junk pile in the end, but it certainly seems possible as of today.
EDIT: I've been told that the Nuke the Fridge set pics were debunked" in some way. After thinking it over, I think the idea works quite well even without the above set photo. We know S.H.I.E.L.D. is active in the 80s and we know that they'd scramble to the site of an alien crash and pick up the pieces.
Not that it means I'm right, but yesterday during the Facebook Q & A, James Gunn was asked if Guardians would tie into any episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He responded, simply, "Maybe."