So, I saw Patrick Stewart Sunday, on a q&a panel at Megacon. He claimed, among other things, that after insulting the people of Canada, he made it up to them by "using my not-inconsiderable influence" to change the shooting location from London, to Montreal.
He listed off some of his castmates, and when someone shouted Halle Berry's name, he said "Well, YOU tell me that. Halle hasn't called me, like Hugh and Ian have. For all I know, she's not coming, and it's all potential codswallop!"
After joking around like that for awhile, he mentioned that filming begins two weeks from yesterday.
And he pulled a man out of the audience to showcase his costume, as Spider Jerusalem, saying one of his big regrets is not getting Spider on screen.