The Supremacy Infiltration
Sounds a little like a Jason Bourne title, but this refers to Finn, Rose, DJ, and BB-8’s mission to shut down the tracking device aboard Supreme Leader Snoke’s star destroyer, the Supremacy.
(There isn’t a shot from this new scene, but here’s a behind-the-scenes image.)
In the film, we saw them steal First Order uniforms to venture deeper into the heart of enemy territory, but in this extended sequence their journey gets upended when Finn is recognized by one especially garrulous Stormtrooper, who begins chatting with them in an elevator. He’s just sure he knows Finn from somewhere.
“Sneaking through the mega-destroyer, there’s some really fun stuff in there,” Johnson tells EW. “It just made me laugh every time I saw it. But you can see very obviously when you watch the movie as a whole, there’s no way you would want to slow down at that part of the film to play that whole section.”
The scene does reveal an interesting bit of lore, however.
After this Stormtrooper ultimately recognizes him, Finn realizes that the First Order has covered up his defection and role in helping the Resistance destroy Starkiller Base. Rather than sound the alarm, the good ‘ol boy trooper just has a hardy laugh that his old troopmate FN-2187 was promoted to officer status ahead of him.
“The implication from the exchange is that this was obviously an embarrassment that this happened with Finn, and that First Order didn’t let the info get out, as much as they could,” Johnson says. “The tension is broken by the fact that he doesn’t really know the story of what happened with Finn.”
Next scene: A Different Phasma Showdown