Tom Holland rescues dogs and talks racing Jake Gyllenhaal on The Late Show

(l to r) Numan Acar, Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME
(l to r) Numan Acar, Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME /

Tom Holland lived up to his superhero status by helping Stephen Colbert rescue puppies on The Late Show.

The only thing more popular than superhero movies these days are puppies. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert combined them both with help from Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland. In doing so, Holland may have rescued a few dogs in need of a home.

Holland was on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show, kicking off a week in which Spider-Man: Far From Home is taking over late night television. The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is guaranteed to be a hit and a massive box office success. A large part of that is due to the popularity of Tom Holland.

If he needed any more fans, Holland probably won them over with help from Stephen Colbert. Colbert asked the actor to help him in for a special superhero edition of “Rescue Dog Rescue.” If you like puppies, and puns, then you’ll enjoy this clip:

Tom Holland joins a number of other big-time celebrities who have assisted Colbert in finding a home for dogs. Previous dog rescuers include Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston, and Emilia Clarke. And like the other celebrities, Holland looked like he wanted to walk away with Nick Furry, Black Widdle, and all the other Avenger-inspired puppies on the show.

During his sit-down interview with Colbert, Holland discussed his happiness with shooting part of Spider-Man: Far From Home near his home in London. He then went on to tell an entertaining story about working out with his costar Jake Gyllenhaal.

Gyllenhaal’s fitness has been well-documented. His preparation and transformation to play a boxer in Southpaw was especially attention-grabbing for fans. It sounds as if the actor also took his role as Mysterio in Far From Home very seriously.

Actors and actresses getting in tremendous shape to portray superheroes is a common story whenever discussing a Marvel or DC film. Holland is no exception but playing a high school student that swings around like a spider requires a much different physique than playing Thor, Aquaman, or even Mysterio.

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It sounds like the competitive spirit in the gym didn’t take away from the friendship between Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal. Fans are no doubt eager to see how that chemistry and dynamic plays out on screen. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5. And check out the Late Show website for info on adopting those puppies!