My opinion is that since lenses hold their value much better than bodies and aren't replaced/ updated as frequently, you shouldn't worry too much about what is coming in the future. You can always sell/ trade you lens down to road for minimal loss when you want something different.
The 15-85 is actually one of the newest EF-S lenses (released end of '09), so I don't really see them updating it anytime soon.
I'd sell the 18-135 and put that money towards the new lens.
But since you already have the 12-24, why not look into a 24-105 f/4 IS L? It's not much more, and you can always find people dumping brand new ones from their kits on Craigs List.