It was announced last week that Francis Lawrence had been chosen to direct the follow-up to The Hunger Games.
Hutcherson, who was recently honoured at the annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, insisted that he is looking forward to meeting the new addition.
"I'm excited to meet him," Hutcherson told The Hollywood Reporter. "I've heard amazing things about him, so it's gonna be a fun ride."
Hunger Games director Gary Ross stepped down from helming Catching Fire after he realised he did not have sufficient time to prep the movie to his satisfaction.
Catching Fire is scheduled for release on November 22, 2013.