James Van Der Beek Screw Bradley Cooper ... I SHOULD BE THE NEXT INDIANA JONES!

3/27/2014 10:01 AM PDT

James Van Der Beek As Indiana Jones? -- Screw Bradley Cooper!


James Van Der Beek
thinks it would be sacrilegious if a new actor donned Harrison Ford's iconic fedora in a new Indiana Jones movie ... unless that actor was him.

Our photogs caught up with the "Friends With Better Lives" star in New York City yesterday ... where we asked him about the huge rumor that Bradley Cooper might be the next Indy.

Van Der Beek was dead set against the idea of anyone new taking the role, but when we asked if he would want to do it ... he hilariously deadpanned, "Absolutely. F*** Harrison Ford."

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