'Star Wars'
Britain's Prince William speaks with British actor John Boyega (C) and Episode VIII director Rian Johnson (2nd L) during a visit to the Star Wars film set at Pinewood Studios near Iver Heath, west of London, Britain April 19, 2016. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. Reuters/Adrian Dennis/Pool

New pictures leaked from the production set of “Star Wars: Episode 8” show the crew busy building a structure that is different from what the fans have seen so far. The pictures were taken at Malin Head, where a crew of about 300 people are working to construct the set.

Pictures posted on Making Star Wars show the crew busy building something at the edge of a hill. It is not clear when the filming at this location will take place, but the report suggests that all the roads leading to this location will be shut down for the general public, to facilitate smooth filming.

The construction appears to be different from the “beehive” buildings that the crew previously built. The stone huts that resemble the ones in Skellig Michael had been built, after the production crew faced multiple challenges on the island. The unpredictable weather condition may have prompted the producers to shift the filming location.

It is not clear what the new construction is, but the report speculates that it could be something similar to the circular building that was previously seen on the set, next to the stone huts.

“Star Wars: Episode 8” is expected to pick from right where “The Force Awakens” left off. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) were last seen on the planet Ahch-To. The movie is expected to reveal her connection to the old Jedi master and also explore her history.

Meanwhile, on the villains’ side Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) will continue his training under Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). There have been multiple fan theories about the real identity of Snoke and one theory suggests that he is in fact Darth Plagueis. In a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly, Serkis hinted that this is a different character all together.

“Star Wars: Episode 8” is being directed by Rian Johnson. The movie is slated to be released on Dec. 15, 2017 in Australia.