We've received confirmation that the camera that has appeared in a recent Canon leak is indeed the next Rebel and we should see the announcement sometime before CP+ in February. No specifications for the camera were given.
We've also received confirmation that select retailers have been told about the EF 11-24 f/4L and that the price tag is in the area of $3000 USD ($2899 in USA, $3099 in Canada was mentioned), something we reported a long time ago. We weren't given an announcement date for this lens, but we shouldn't be waiting too much longer.
Yes, at this price, the lens must have remarkable optical performance.