Benedict Cumberbatch presents the first trailer for his new superhero film Doctor Strange


Benedict Cumberbatch has unveiled the first trailer for his new superhero film, Doctor Strange.

The Sherlock star introduced the new footage from his upcoming blockbuster on the late night US TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange - played by Benedict - an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and a bald-headed Tilda Swinton are all seen in the trailer, which some viewers compared to the Christopher Nolan film Inception.

Other viewers were not impressed by Benedict's American accent in the trailer.

Doctor Strange is due to be released in November.