Gary Ross, who helmed the first instalment in the trilogy, confirmed in April that he will not be returning to direct the sequel Catching Fire. He was subsequently replaced by I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence.
"The last I heard, the new director had just come on, so that's really cool," Hemsworth told E! Online. "I'm excited about that. I think we shoot the last few months of this year."
However, the Australian actor went on to say that he is sad to see Ross go, adding that the director did "an amazing job" on The Hunger Games.
"I'm really sad to see that Gary's not going to be part of the second one," Hemsworth said. "He did such an amazing job on the first."
He insisted that he's not worried about the follow-up, saying that it will be "great".
"I think that there's still so many people that want the film to be great and care about it so much that they're not going to bring the wrong person on," Hemsworth said.
Hemsworth's co-star Josh Hutcherson said in April that he is excited about Catching Fire's new director, claiming it will be "a fun ride".