Tom Cruise shows off painful injury as he flies into London amid Mission: Impossible filming

Tom Cruise showed off a painful injury in London (Pictures: Backgrid)

Tom Cruise was all smiles as he arrived in London this week, while showing off a painful-looking injury.

The 62-year-old is currently filming for the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequel in the UK, alongside Simon Pegg and Hayley Atwell.

Little else is known about the blockbuster, which will serve as a follow-up to 2023’s Dead Reckoning – Part One.

The Hollywood icon – who was recently seen enjoying a family day out with his son – appeared to be in good spirits as he was pictured at a helipad in Battersea on Thursday, looking seriously suave.

He donned a long-sleeved black jumper and dark blue jeans for the outing, finishing the look off in aviator-style sunglasses.

At one point, he flashed a thumbs up to photographers from the front seat of the chopper, despite sporting injuries on his right hand.

Tom smiled widely in London despite the injury (Picture: Backgrid)
A close-up photo showed a graze on his right hand (Picture: Backgrid)

A close-up photo revealed a pink graze around his knuckle – but it is currently unclear how he sustained the injury.

Tom is known for going above and beyond on films, and has worked tirelessly over the last few years on both Top: Gun Maverick and last year’s Mission: Impossible instalment.

He’s shown absolutely no signs of slowing down, and is set to undertake a daring underwater stunt for the sequel.

Fans will know that similar stunts are no match for Mr Ethan Hunt, but director Christopher McQuarrie shared his hopes that the sequence will blow those out of the water – literally.

He still managed to flash a thumbs up in the chopper (Picture: Backgrid)

‘Tom and I are constantly re-evaluating our own work and asking ourselves how we could have done it better,’ he previously told Collider. ‘We’ve done underwater in Edge of Tomorrow, and we worked underwater in Rogue Nation, and we left very dissatisfied with those sequences.

‘And we analyze why we were dissatisfied. What were all the factors working against us? The biggest being, not having real knowledge in that area.

‘Everything you’re looking at in Dead Reckoning is the application of knowledge from previous sequences.’

Tom has been hard at work recently (Picture: Reuters)

However, the filmmaker also insisted that they both spend a huge amount of time preparing for each aspect of their projects thoroughly.

‘Tom and I never obsess about executing the plan. We always have a direction, we always have a place we’re going,’ he added. ‘You couldn’t be that cavalier without somebody getting seriously physically hurt. These things are planned within an inch of their life. 

‘Along the way, we see a shiny object and go for it.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Tom’s reps for a comment.

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