Days of Future Past

I want to avoid the confusion here because time travel and alternate universes sometimes can mess with our minds. First, why would Days of Future Past storyline set in a different Earth, Earth-811? It should be the same Earth, Earth-616. Because this is the future that would have happened in the same reality as Earth-616. Besides, Bishop just travelled back in time to warn the dark future to the X-Men. It's not like he came from Earth-811, he just came back from the alternate future or a possible future. Neither Bishop or Cable have travelled to another Earth but they have entered the past. So how's Earth-811 would be considered as Earth-616's future? 

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Edited by War Killer

No, Days of Future pass, or any alternate future like MC2 or 2099 are "possible futures" and most likely will NEVER come to pass, and because of this they are alternate realities because they are of alternate/possible futures....if that makes sense.
 
As for time travel....that will give you a headache. Best example I can give is what Spoke said in the new Star Trek movie and how he pointed out that they were now apart of an alternate reality since the past had been altered. Cable and Bishop coming back to the past altered the future, thus making their futures alternate realities. And don't even get me started on Kang, lol

Edited by The Impersonator
@War Killer: Hmmm. ok. The time travel stuff does quite make sense though. It's like changing history. If you went back in time and helped Hitler in winning World War 2, then it's an alternate reality or a what-if history. But there are alternate histories with no time travel involved. These alternate histories would be considered as alternate universes or parallel universes I should say.
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@The Impersonator said:
" @War Killer: Hmmm. ok. The time travel stuff does quite make sense though. It's like changing history. If you went back in time and helped Hitler in winning World War 2, then it's an alternate reality or a what-if history. But there are alternate histories with no time travel involved. These alternate histories would be considered as alternate universes or parallel universes I should say. "
The thing with future stories is that they 99% of the time NEVER come to pass, thus making them a fun story but in the end they are marked as an alternate reality where so and so COULD have happened. Which is the problem with comics because like take the past Avengers story arc for example with Kang and the Avengers going to the future and meeting the Next Avengers, these kids are the son's and daughters of the heroes we all know in Earth-616, but unless Captain America and Black Widow actually get together and have a kid, which will never happen, this future will never happen. Time is frozen in comics most of the time, which is why futures are so easy to mess with because we the readers will never truly ever see the real future of these characters, like Iron Man/Captain America/Batman/Superman/ect growing old because that would be the end of the comics which in turn would mean the end of DC and Marvel.