When Jean Grey was transformed into the Phoenix, she dragged the X-Men into an interstellar conflict against the Shi’ar Empire. The X-Men found themselves out of their depth, as they now battled alien monarchs and fleets of starships. The Shi’ar Empire would become closely involved with the X-Men, with the team often needing to leave Earth in order to help their alien allies.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will feature the Shi’ar Empire as its main antagonists, with the Empress Lilandra acting as the chief villain of the film. It is up to Lilandra to try and stop the emergence of the Dark Phoenix, ...

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