'Star Wars'
A close up of one of two IMAX cameras is seen at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington April 4, 2012. The IMAX 70-mm large format cameras, operated by shuttle astronauts on 24 missions, were donated to the Smithsonian collection today. Reuters/Gary Cameron

An expensive IMAX camera has reportedly been damaged on the set of “Star Wars: Episode 8.” Filming at Malin Head is said to have wrapped and the crew celebrated at a local pub. Meanwhile, more pictures from the set have leaked online.

The filming schedule of the movie could be hampered after an expensive IMAX camera was damaged “beyond repair,” Jedi News reports. The camera apparently slipped from a cliff and got damaged. Given the expensive nature and short supply of the latest camera, the producers may find it difficult to get a replacement quickly.

The loss of the camera is expected to put some strain on the cast and crew to keep their schedule. Will the filming of the movie be delayed? There has, however, been no official confirmation about the camera being damaged.

“The Force Awakens” too suffered from delays. The main cast member Harrison Ford (Han Solo) was injured on the set and this led to the producers declaring a brief hiatus. J.J. Abrams, however, managed to complete the movie in time, even though he too suffered an injury on the set.

So far “Star Wars: Episode 8” seems to be on schedule. Some of the main cast members are there in Ireland right now to film their scenes. Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) are reportedly being kept in separate towns, which may be to divert some media attention.

Meanwhile, more photos from the production set have leaked online. Pictures posted on Making Star Wars show the construct at the edge of the cliff almost complete. The debate amongst fans continues about whether or not the construct is indeed the Millennium Falcon.

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