Well, it looks like Fox has gotten the exclusive from Marvel themselves as to who Alpha is. Get ready because apparently Alpha is...
That's right. Spider-Man is getting his own version of Robin. As quoted in the article:
Meet Alpha, a 15-year-old teenager named Andy Macguire who becomes the Spidey’s protégé in Marvel’s upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man No. 692." The issue, which will be released in August, celebrates Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary while introducing Alpha/Andy to the world in a story that pays homage to the Webslinger’s 1962 origin.
In this story, we find that Peter Parker's days as photographer for the Daily Bugle are behind him and he's now a scientist at a research firm. Andy is part of a student field trip that visits Parker's lab. He's in the wrong place (or perhaps the right place) at the wrong time when Parker's invention malfunctions and zaps him with great power. Parker - haunted by the way he got his own super abilities and how his failure to use them led to the murder of his beloved Uncle Ben so many years ago - feels an even greater responsibility to help young Andy. He feels he must help him discover his powers and teach him how to use them responsibly.
And apparently, Andy Macguire (hmm...a combination of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire Oh, brother.) is supposedly more "confident," "brash" and "powerful" than Spidey. Oh and if you think "doesn't this make Spider-Man seem older?" Well apparently that's the whole idea according to Axel Alonso:
"Part of it is that Spider-Man is grown up," said Axel Alonso, editor-in-chief of Marvel Entertainment. "He's older, more seasoned, but young at heart. He's still a young man, but he's been around. It's interesting because it flips the paradigm. Teen hero Spider-Man is now responsible for this teen hero sidekick. He's responsible because one of his inventions caused this kid to get his powers. He's directly responsible for the responsibility this kid now has with his new powers. He feels he has a responsibility to make sure this kid walks the right path, which won't prove easy."
So does this mean we're going to be getting ANOTHER Spider-Man title now to compete with Batman and Robin? You can read the full article here: http://nation.foxnews.com/spider-man/2012/06/26/exclusive-spider-man-get-amazing-sidekick